‘Cha Kura Kake’ soybean (Glycine max) is an uncommon variety that produces brown-and-gold seeds on plants reaching about 2 feet tall. Harvest them fresh for edamame or let them dry for later use. Full sun. Annual.
A side note: I received a few these seeds (and those of ‘Natsu Kurakake’) many years ago and had good luck growing them for several years, then had crop losses due to rabbits and deer several years in a row, to the point where I thought I had lost both strains. I finally found some 5-year-old seeds of each in my gardening stuff and got them going again in 2020. I don’t have many seeds this year, and I can’t speak to the taste of either, as I have always saved every seed I could harvest. I hope to be able to provide more information over the coming years, now that I can better protect the crop from critters!
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in fall 2022. At least 12 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.