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Edamame Seed Sources

Carol A. Miles, Ph.D., Agricultural Systems Specialist

Table 1. Twenty-eight edamame varieties tested at WSU Vancouver REU in 2002, the days after planting to harvest of varieties that reached maturity, and the companies that supplied seed.

  Variety
Days to Harvest
Seed Company

1 Beer Friend
102
Territorial
2 Bellesoy
 
Wannamaker Seeds
3 Buker’s Favorite
 
Nichols
4 Butterbeans (Green)
108
Johnny's
5 Envy (Green)
102
Johnny's
6 Gion
 
American Takii
7 Green Lion
 
Wannamaker Seeds
8 Haruno-Mai
102
Snow Brand
9 Hiluhilu
 
H&L Ag Products
10 IA-1010
127
Iowa State University
11 IA-1011
127
Iowa State University
12 IA-2040 LF
127
Iowa State University
13 Kanaloa
 
H&L Ag Products
14 Kenko
n/a1
Seedex, Inc
15 Kitanosuzu
108
Snow Brand
16 Koapaka
 
H&L Ag Products
17 Lucky Lion
n/a
American Takii
18 Mana
117
H&L Ag Products
19 Midori Giant
 
Wannamaker Seeds
20 Miki
105
H&L Ag Products
21 Misono Green
109
Snow Brand
22 Popper
 
 
23 Sapporo Midori
103
Snow Brand
24 Sayakomachi
112
Snow Brand
25 Sayamusume
108
Snow Brand
26 Sayanishiki
 
Snow Brand
27 XAFO62401-326
 
H&L Ag Products
28 Yukimusume
110
Snow Brand
1 Plant stand was insufficient for data collection.
If days to maturity are not given, varieties did not mature in this study.


Table 2. Marketable yield (g) from 10-feet row of edamame varieties included in WSU variety trials in southwest Washington from 1995 to 2002; overall average for each variety; and overall mean each year.

  Marketable pod yield (g/10 row ft)
 
 
Variety 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Average

Beer Friend               1106 1106
Buker's Favorite       2079     1687   1883
Butterbeans 663 770 617 1649 327 501 1088 1156 846
Early Hakucho 495 120 468           361
Envy 332   379     478 755 1389 667
Fiskby 631 61             346
Gion 687 321 735   198 753 190   481
Haruno-Mai/SB 1002         90 341 603 1447 620
IA-1010               2217 2217
IA-1011               1775 1775
IA-2040 LF               1287 1287
JSMO 168   663             663
JSY 1004   884             884
JYKO 189   536             536
Kegon     1382 1270     846   1166
Kenko (SE-4)         95 778     437
Kitanosuzu         226 923 1285 1535 992
Lucky Lion 614 736 593 450 183 625 570   539
Mana               1379 1379
Mikawahima 202     321           321
Miki               708 708
Misono Green       1602     1228 1457 1429
Osodefuri 200   472             472
Sapporo Midori   408 397   138 431 446 1343 527
Sayakomachi             791 1945 1368
Sayamusume 699     1945 202 852 591 1706 999
Shirofumi 220   586       649   485
Shironomai 743 728 931     835 480   743
Soya # 203     360           360
Tokita 214   22             22
White Lion 810 731 585   212 324 644   551
Yukimusume         154 529 742 1385 703
Mean 589 496 613 1499 183 614 787 1380 745


Table 3. Other Available Varieties


Variety Seed Company

Asmara Epic Gardens
BeSweet 2001 Rupp
BeSweet 2020s Rupp
BeSweet 292 Rupp
BG Bicolor Wannamaker Seeds
Black Jet Johnny’s
Black Pearl Territorial
Black Sugar Wannamaker Seeds
Dawn Wannamaker Seeds
MoJo Green Wannamaker Seeds
Moon Cake Epic Gardens
NeCo Seeds BB 35 NeCo Seeds
NeCo Seeds BB 49 NeCo Seeds
Owen Epic Gardens
Randolph Epic Gardens
White Lion American Takii
Yusuzumi Sakata Seed America


Table 4. Seed Sources Because vegetable soybean is a new crop in the United States, seed can be difficult to find. This list of seed sources is designed to help readers find vegetable soybean seed. It is not meant to endorse any of these businesses or detract from any businesses not listed. For varieties that do well in Western Washington, refer to edamame the Table 2 above.

American Takii, Inc.
(831) 443-4901
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA  93906
www.takii.com

Epic Gardens
(804) 272-0725
Patricia Stansbury
Bon Air, Virginia  
http://epicgardens.com/
Edamame__Virginia_Bred_and.html

Johnny's Selected Seed
(877) 564-6697
955 Benton Ave.
Winslow, ME 04901
www.johnnyseeds.com

Lockhart Seed
(209) 466-4401
PO Box 1361
Stockton CA  95205-4924
No website available

NeCo Seeds
Gregory Harris
(417) 537-4378
541 SE 60th RD
Golden City, MO 64748
No website available

Nichols Garden Nursery
(800) 422-3985
1190 Old Salem Rd. NE
Albany, OR  97321-4580
www.nicholsgardennursery.com

Osborn International Seed Co.
(360) 424-7333
2428 Old Hwy 99 South
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
www.osborneseed.com

Rupp Seeds Inc
(800) 700-1199
17919 County Road B
Wauseon Ohio   43567-9458
www.ruppseeds.com

Sakata Seed America, Inc.
(408) 778-7758
P.O. Box 880
18095 Serene Dr.
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
www.sakata.com

Seedex, Inc.
(800) 777-7272
1350 Kansas Ave
Longmont, CO   80501
seedexseed.com

Snowbrand Seed
Tel: 011-891-5911
5-1-8 Kaminoppororo l-jo
Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
Hokkaido, Japan
www.snowbrandseed.com

Territorial Seed Company
(800) 626-0866
PO Box 158
Cottage Grove, OR  97424-0061
www.territorial-seed.com

Wannamaker Seeds
P.O. Box 484
St. Matthews, SC 29135
www.wannamakerseeds.com


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