Monthly Archives: November 2014

Ugra Soybean

Glycine max               100 days Ugra is one of the soybeans I trialed this last summer (2014). This variety is determinate with small, compact plants reaching about 20” in height. It is an early variety and contains 43% protein and 19% … Continue reading

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Kosodiguri Soybean

Glycine max               90 days Kosodiguri is one of the soybeans I began trialing in 2014. The variety was collected in Japan prior to the 1940’s. It is a determinate with compact plants reaching 30” in height. Reported to be 51% … Continue reading

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Manitoba Brown Soybean

Manitoba Brown is one of the soybeans I trialed in 2014. This variety was developed by the Manitoba Agricultural College prior to 1922. It is very adaptable to northern climates and has high yields. It is a sem-determinate variety that reaches 18” … Continue reading

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Hidatsa Soybean

Glycine max               70 – 95 days Hidatsa is one of the soybeans I began trialing in 2014. It is a determinate, compact plant reaching about 18” in height. It contains approximately 50% protein (USDA). I find this bean to be an exciting … Continue reading

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Ready to take Seed Orders

I have finished adding the bulk of the new crop offerings to my website.  Most of the main “staple-crop” seed varieties from last season are again available after a sucessful, yet challenging  year of  planting and harvesting. If you check out the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Green Cotton

Gossypium hirsutum                115 – 120 days Definitely not a traditional crop for Northern Indiana, yet you can grow cotton in our region with a little extra care. Egyptian Green Cotton is a 115 – 120 day variety, whereas most commercial cotton grown in … Continue reading

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Fiber Flax

Linum usitatissimum               90 – 105 days This variety of flax has been bred for it’s fibers which are spun into linen. Of all the fiber crops I have trialled for here in Northern Indiana, Fiber Flax seems the most logical … Continue reading

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Ohoyzu Soybean

Glycine max.               105 – 120 days Ohoyzu was one of my soybean trials from 2014. The plants grow to 24” tall and are bushy. Each pod contains 3 to 4 seeds. I chose this variety for the extremely high oil … Continue reading

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Musan-1 Soybean

Glycine max.               120 days Musan-1 was part of my soybean trials in 2014. It is an indeterminate that reaches 34” tall. It is heavily branched with white flowers. The pods contain 3 to 4 beans each. They were originally collected in … Continue reading

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Painted Pony

Phaseolus vulgaris               80 days for dry bean Painted Pony is another great dual purpose bean. The young beans are stringless and delicious as a green bean. Later they can be used as snap beans. The dry beans retain their distinctive … Continue reading

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