Soybean Seeds (Glycine max)
Soybeans are drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing plants that enrich the soil. They grow on short bushes to about knee high and are planted and harvested similarly to bush dry beans. A loose well-drained loam is what soybeans like best, but they do well in a wide range of soil conditions.
Unlike almost all available soybeans, ours have not been contaminated by genes from Roundup Ready soybeans. Rest assured the varieties listed below are all NON-GMO.
Soybeans can be used at the shell stage when the seeds are just starting to plump the pods. Steam unshelled pods for 5 minutes, put them under cold water and squeeze the beans out. A taste sensation in July and August, and they freeze well.
We specialize in soybean cultivars that make delicious cooked dry beans. Our varieties (and yours if they become your own homegrown beans) take about 90 minutes at a low simmer to cook.
(Packets contain 25 or more seeds)
We are currently offering 4 varieties of Soybean Seeds (Glycine max).
New Mexico heirloom, originally introduced from Sapporo, Japan in 1929. High yields of small, olive coloured beans w/ dark brown saddle. Great eating quality. Usually dry by mid-August.
These were our earliest and highest yielding edamame soybeans of this season. 3-inch pods, containing light green seeds, mature uniformly on compact plants. Open-pollinated, non-GMO.
Two-tone gold and brown seeds that look like kids' candies. Sweet, buttery and very digestible. Doukhobor heirloom from Grand Forks, B.C.
New Mexico heirloom, originally introduced to the U.S. from Sapporo, Japan in 1929. High yields of small, olive coloured beans which have a dark brown saddle. Excellent eating quality. Similar to Grand Forks but smaller. Usually dry by mid-Aug.