Glycine max
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Glycine max


  family fabaceae 
  genus glycine 

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Genus  Glycine Species  max Variety  Cultivar  Common names  soybean   soy   edamame Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S11986 Data source  MedPl p215;UnVeg p47
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to partial shade is needed for Glycine max to do its best. Glycine max is known as edamame in Japanese.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  detoxifier   stimulant Medicinal parts  Beans   Sprouts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is butter-flavored. There are many nutritional properties of merit in Glycine max; for example vitamin B complex, vitamin E, calcium and protein can all be found. Soybean (sometimes called soy) is most often used as milk. This plant is most often used cooked. This species has been used in traditional herbal healing as either a detoxifier or a stimulant. The beans and the sprouts are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Bush Crop spacing  4" Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Jun 01 - Jul 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  90 to 115 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Milk Nutritional value  Vitamin B complex   Vitamin E   Calcium   Protein Edible parts  Beans Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  butter-flavored
Horticulture notes  June and July are the best months for planting new crops. Provide 4" spacing when grown in quantity. It requires warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 90 to 115 days. Glycine max is typically propagated by seed.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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