105 days — 'Aoyu' produces pods averaging three large, green beans each. They have a buttery, sweet flavor and are perfect for edamame (pronounced "ed-uh-mah-may"). Edamame is a popular snack in Japan, served with beer, like Americans eat popcorn or peanuts. Because it has health benefits that other snacks do not provide, it is becoming popular in the United States.
Originally collected on January 20, 1930 in Hokkaido, Japan and donated into the USDA seed bank. Our seed originated from bean and potato collector and curator, Robert Lobitz.
Our grower here in Oregon reported that 'Aoyu' has, "produced well in 2010 and 2011, both very cool summers. It started producing seed in late September." He also noted that it was producing about, "eighty pounds per nine hundred foot row."
Each packet contains 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 58 seeds.