Kura Oval is one of the most unusual soybeans from my 2017 trials. The plants are very short, reaching only 2 foot in height and quite bushy. The stalk at the base of the plants was the largest I have ever seen in a soybean, measuring 1 inch in diameter. Also, the root system was equally the largest I have see. I had to use a garden fork to remove the plant from the soil. For sure, Kura Oval has no issues with lodging during periods of heavy rainfall and wind.
The pods had an unusual appearance and the bean seeds are somewhat flat. This is a late maturing variety (140 days from direct seeding). I have no historical data regarding this variety. My initial seed stock came from Joseph Simcox in 2016.