BLACK JET SOYBEAN (Glycine max) is NON-genetically modified (certified organic varieties are your best shot for GMO-free) open-pollinated variety, so if "Frankensoy" concerns you as much as it does me, you can relax. Unfortunately, most grocery shelf soy items are made from GMO soy, so growing your own from organic seed is a safe route. Dr Oz touts the importance of soy in your diet. And recent studies show that black soybeans have higher concentrations of those components which fight diabetes and cancer. This variety yields 2' early maturing plants that are heavy producers of medium sized black soybean. Flavor is fabulous and the skins are thin and tender. 95-110 days, depending on your climate. 50 seeds.
ABOUT SOY: Dr Oz considers whole soy one of the five best foods for health. Not only are soybeans and soy-based food good alternate protein sources, but they help protect against hormone-driven cancers. And because they contain more than 50 estrogen-like substances, they promote breast health, bone strength and arteries. They may also lower LDL cholesterol and prevent Type II Diabetes.
GROWING TIPS: Sow in warm weather 2" apart and 1" deep in rows that are 36" apart. Requires full sun. All beans and peas are legumes and benefit from "inoculating" with rhizobacteria. These bacteria do the work of taking gaseous nitrogen from the air and "fixing" or concentrating it in pink root nodules which then slough off, adding nitrogen to the soil in a form other plants can take up as a nutrient, so be sure to rotate this crop each year to spread the wealth and don't forget to add the spent plants to your compost heap. Inoculating your beans and peas will increase germination, and the health of your plants, helping them growing large roots and thus healthier plants.