Beer Friend Soybeans
Edamame soybeans cooked in the shell, lightly salted and eaten warm, are a delicious snack. Beer Friend produces an upright plant and sets many deep green pods. It produces 3-4 beans per pod that are top quality in taste and texture. Once you’ve tried these flavourful and healthy beans, you’ll want to grow them every year! 70 days to maturity.
Please note: Beer Friend is not available and will be substituted with Envy Soybean, a very similar variety.
- Harvest edamame when the beans in the pod are 80-90% expanded or when the leaves have changed from bright green to a slight yellowish-green color. Select pods which are only bright green in color. Avoid picking any yellowish or blemished pods. Pods can be refrigerated for up to a week or blanch them for 2-3 minutes in boiling water and freeze them loose in zip-locked bags for later eating throughout the winter.