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Bean, Soy, Chiba Green Organic Seed

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Early harvests of large, deep-green, flavor-packed pods.

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‘Chiba Green’ beats ‘Midori Giant’ by a week, unleashing a early torrent of large, deep-green, flavor-packed pods. Ready to be dried—or used fresh. Enjoy beans as edamame, the easiest, fastest, healthiest, tastiest homemade snack. Plants well-adapted throughout USA.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Bush Soy

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

60-70 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2-3 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

20-28 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-30 inches

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Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Beans are one of the easiest summer crops you can grow. We show you how to grow your own.
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  • Beans

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13

How to Sow

  • Because beans are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
  • Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to early summer. Sow after the soil has warmed, as seeds may rot in cooler soils.
  • Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
  • Sow in rows 24 inches apart. Sow seeds 3 inches apart and cover with 1 inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Keep sowing bush bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of beans.
  • Thin gradually to stand 6 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • In dry weather, keep soil well-watered. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free, but do not work or handle plants when leaves are wet.
  • Beans as companion plants: Planted closely in rows spaced around two feet, bush bean plants blend well with like-sized warm-season vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. Between towers of pole bean plants, planting vines such as squash can help keep weeds down. Pole beans can help protect cool-season vegetables such as spinach and lettuces, as the weather warms.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with peas
  • For dried bean use, harvest in about 80 days, when the pods start to dry on the plant.
  • To Dry Beans: Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partially dry. Then pull up the plants and hang them in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are thoroughly dry. Shell the beans and save the pods and plants for composting.
Bush Soy
Days To Maturity
60-70 days
Fruit Size
2-3 inches
Full Sun
20-28 inches
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Bean, Soy, Chiba Green Organic Seed is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious!! I planted this bean and as soon as they started growing, a groundhog broke into my garden bit the tops off of all of my sprouts. Luckily, I had only planted half of the bag and still had 25 seeds left. I planted the rest of the bag on June 1st, and they performed amazingly! The seeds sprouted within a couple of days and grew like weeds. I did not do anything to them besides watering, and since this summer was so rainy, I only watered them twice while they were growing. The plants were loaded with bean pods!! I planted them on June 1st and started to harvest them on August 9, so it was not a long time. There was a few pods that had some small beans on them, so I left them on the plant to mature so I can save them for replanting next year. We used some for edamame and shelled some for cooking in other dishes! The flavor is absolutely amazing, so tender and sweet when you eat them fresh right after picking. I will absolutely grow them again, these are going to be a regular in my garden every year from now on.
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and tasty! Lots of beans! First time growing soybeans. These germinated well and grew easily for me with minimal fuss. Seemed to take forever to get beans and then even longer for them to actually fill out. Overall maybe a week and a half longer than the packet said. But they got there and there was lots of pods per plant. When they are plump and the bottom leaves start to yellow they are ready. They are tasty. Would definitely grow this variety again.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Lots of soybeans! I have tried both Midori Giant and Chiba, and while both were tasty, the Chiba plants were very productive! On the first try, due to some stormy difficulties, I only grew a single plant, which produced enough soybeans to make an occasional side dish for 2 people. This year I successfully grew 2 dozen plants, which produced so many soybeans, I could share with the neighbors... if we weren't so selfish! Yum!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 60% I only had about 60% germination. I did use the inoculant. After a few weeks a rabbit came through and in one night ate all of it right down to the ground. lolololol MAKE SURE YOU PUT UP A FENCE.....
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We bought the Chiba green this year. We had a good picking of soy beans.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bad experience, not plant's fault I was not able to get a crop going. Chipmunks chomped my seedlings as soon as they sprouted. I tried replanting three times, then finally gave up. One plant did manage to survive to maturity, and we had delicious edamame twice (for 2 ppl) from that one plant. I will try again next year with some type of wire mesh protection, at least until they get a few inches tall. Definitely worth trying again.
Date published: 2015-08-24
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