Butterbeans (Soybeans, Edamame)
78-90 days. Sweet, buttery taste and high yields. Butterbeans are acclaimed as the finest in green vegetable soybeans. 2 to 2 1/2 foot plant, well branched with great standability & prolific set of large pods.
For planting directions see lima beans. HARVEST: As soon as
beans have filled their pods, you can harvest them to use as green
soybeans. Best flavor and weight is attained just before pods start to
lose their bright green color. At this point, strip remaining leaves off
plants. Remove pods from plant. To ease shelling of green soybeans, steam or boil for about 5 minutes. Shell. Use fresh or freeze
for later use. DRY SOYBEANS After about 90% of leaves have fallen
off plants, pull plant. Hang in a dry, cool location until completely dry.
Shell pods and store in jars or freeze for later use.