Edamame Soybean Marketing Project: Harvest
Beans were harvested by hand, picked early in the morning from sunrise until about 9 a.m. The sugar content of the bean is highest and the flavor is best when the bean is picked at this time.
No edamame harvested in this project could be sold due to stipulations in the SARE grant. The beans from the test plot were all used for promotional purposes and distributed as free samples to consumers. At left, a consumer takes free beans at the Evansville Farmer's Market, Evansville, IN, July 2001.
At right, a worker holds an Old World edamame plant (left) and the ISTNL 2025 (right).
Above left: Harvested beans are washed before icing.
Center: A worker prepares a bag with ice for beans.
Right: Washed and iced beans ready for refrigeration.
For additional information about this project, please contact:
University of Kentucky
Department of Agricultural Economics
400 Charles E. Barnhart Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40546-0276
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