BEAN – SOYBEAN EDAMAME
Edible soybean, called Edamame in Japan & Mao Dou in China, is a type of soybean that is eaten as a green vegetable. It is both highly nutritious & a delicious taste treat. Prepare by boiling or steaming the pods for 5-10 minutes, then cool under running water. It is eaten by squeezing the seeds from the fibrous pods. Grows to 75cm in height & grows best in temperate & subtropical climates.
This seed is unlikely to do well south of Sydney. It germinates best at 20 – 25°C soil temperature; do not over-water, as the seed rots easily.