What are the pros? High yield, sturdy plants
What are the cons? Staggered harvest
Planted as edamame in the tropics on April 24. 24 plants emerged from 1 packet of 52 seeds in 4-14 days. Emergence of Tohya planted at the same time was 36 out of 45. Plants grew 50% taller than Tohya. They were sturdier than Tohya against strong rains: half of them stayed upright (where they grew in thickly and supported each other) vs. none of the Tohya. Consequently, they yielded 50% more beans on fewer plants. (I have had better Tohya harvests than this in the dry season.) Pods and beans were about 20% larger than those of Tohya. Flavor was more complex; Tohya was sweeter. Unlike in Tohya, pods don't ripen all at the same time. The first ones to fill out were at the top of the plants. Planting to harvest (5-6 hours of direct sun daily) was 69-79 days, just a week later than Tohya. I would definitely plant this again. I gave it 4 stars for easy to grow because soybeans can be tricky to geminate in rainy weather, and sometimes the plants need support, but are otherwise low care.
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