Category Archives: Legumes

Kura Oval Soybean

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 … Continue reading

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Kylo Mame Soybean

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Tiger Eye Soybean

I have zero historical information about this very unusual soybean. I obtained my initial seed stock from Joseph Simcox in 2016. Based on the growth habit of this plant I can be fairly certain it is not any type of … Continue reading

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Ogemaw Soybean

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Verde Garbanzo Bean

Verde is a small garbanzo bean (chickpea) from India which has greenish seeds when fully mature. I received my initial seed stock for this variety from Max Nunziata, Italy. The plants are not large, averaging about 2′ tall. They can … Continue reading

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Starry Night Tepary Bean

This northern adapted tepary bean was shared with me from the folks at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island, BC. It is a selection from Mitla Black, originally from Oaxaca Mexico. The seed I planter were all Black and white speckled. … Continue reading

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Black Flat Soybean

I believe I have narrowed down the identity of this unusual Japanese soybean to 2 possibilities, either Kura Hira Mame (black flat soybean) or Gangui Black Soybean, which loosely translates to “goose-bite black bean”. Both beans are very similar in … Continue reading

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Shichigatsu Mame Soybean

Shichigatsu Mame is a cultivated variety of black soybean from Japan. It contains 41.7 % protein and 22% oil. This is a variety with a very uniform growth habit and maturity. The plants reached a height of 3 foot and … Continue reading

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Dieckmann Yellow-Green Soybean

This is a German variety also known as “Dieckmann Grungelbe”. Its history dates back prior to 1946 and may have been bred in Germany. I have found resources citing this variety as one trialed for suitability for soymeal, flour, grits … Continue reading

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Jin Yue Huang Soybean

This is a historical variety from China. I obtained my initial seed stock from Joseph Simcox in 2016. Jin Yue Huang is a fairly compact variety reaching 35″ tall and stays upright. The plants mature late at over 130 days … Continue reading

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