Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], a legume native to East Asia contains up to 40% protein and 20% oil. Edamame, a popular vegetable soybean in East Asia, especially China and Japan, harvested at reproductive stages six and seven (R6 or R7) is gaining popularity in the US. Increased awareness of its nutritional quality through promotional campaigns and changing population demographics in the US have led to recent raise in US market demand for edamame. To meet the increasing market demand, frozen edamame from China and Taiwan has been imported.
Complementary production manual for asian vegetables including flat cabbage, chinese broccoli, chinese cabbage, chinese mustard, kohlrabi, oriental radish, bittermelon, chayote, fuzzy melon, long gourd, angled luffa, smooth luffa, and snake gourd.
Includes the following information:
- Seeding and Planting Information
- Trellising Requirements
Vegetable seeds can be saved to sow new crops in the future, but not all seeds are suitable for saving. Varieties suitable for seed saving include local varieties that have been grown in one region for a very long time, self-pollinating crops (for example, beans and peas), and open-pollinated varieties of some cross-pollinating crops (for example, pepper, cucumber and carrot).
Market gardeners try to schedule their planting so they can offer customers a continuous supply of fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables throughout the growing season. This publication helps growers plan planting times and succession planting, by providing soil temperature germination ranges and other information of assistance to market gardeners.
Many farmers face urgent problems of making sure there is enough food for their families for the whole year and earning sufficient income. Population growth and the increasing size of cities and towns mean that the amount of land available to grow food for each family is decreasing. Yields are not always high and the prices of agricultural products are generally declining.
The work in this project sought to understand the ripening process in Australian–bred and elite Asian cultivars of edamame soybean, and in so doing understand how changes in seed size and sugar content of the seed vary with the ripening, cultivar, agronomy and environment. The project showed that in well-watered plants, sugars accumulate at about the same rate as seed expansion.
Brecon Foods is a market leader in the international trade of both Frozen Fruit and Vegetable on both spot and long term contracts on a crop by crop basis. From an initial concentration on export only, our activities now embrace import into North America from many overseas suppliers, and also expanding third country business, covering both private label and commodity shipments, with the closest attention to Quality Control Standards.
This publication discusses edamame, the immature green form of vegetable soybean. Issues important to edamame production and marketing are presented. Harvesting and post-harvest handling issues are presented as well as economic aspects of edamame. References and further resources for production and marketing follow the narrative.