Manitoba Brown Soybean
(Glycine max); Heirloom; non-GMO*; Bush; Fresh; Dry bean; Minimum: 25 seeds
Soybeans are excellent low-maintenance plants for your garden. Not only do they replenish the soil as nitrogen-fixers, they are reliable producers of versatile, nutritious beans. Manitoba Brown was developed in Canada by the Manitoba Agricultural College prior to 1922, making it well-suited for northern gardens. It is a semi-determinate variety that grows 18-24 inches as a self-supporting bush with short tendril runners that twine about each other. The prolific nature of Manitoba Brown lets us enjoy some of the fresh beans as maodou / edamame while allowing the remaining crop to mature for dry beans. Once dry, these homegrown pantry staples make delicious slow-cooked beans, tasty additions in soup or home-made tofu and soy milk.
* Our stock seed was sourced from a colleague who guarantees GMO-free status and our gardens are many miles from commercial soybean growers.