Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
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ISSN: 2376-0354

Zhang B

Zhang B


  • Research Article
    Increasing Fresh Edamame Bean Supply through Season Extension Techniques
    Author(s): Nolen S, Zhang B and Kering MKNolen S, Zhang B and Kering MK

    Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], a legume native to East Asia contains up to 40% protein and 20% oil. Edamame, a popular vegetable soybean in East Asia, especially China and Japan, harvested at reproductive stages six and seven (R6 or R7) is gaining popularity in the US. Increased awareness of its nutritional quality through promotional campaigns and changing population demographics in the US have led to a recent rise in US market demand for edamame. To meet the increasing market demand, frozen edamame from China and Taiwan has been imported. However, the quality of such imported product quickly deteriorates under frozen condition. The objective of this study was to determine whether off-season production systems and staggered planting of different maturity groups (MG) edamame cultivars during the planting season can extend the harvesting window for fresh beans. Four release.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000170

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