- Flower nameChamamé
- Scientific nameGlycine max 'chamame'
- Alias枝豆の新潟ブランド, 茶豆
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringField
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Chamamé
Chamame (scientific name: Glycine max 'chamame') is an annual plant of the leguminous soybean genus and its seed " Soybean (scientific name: Glycine max) , bred in Niigata. Yamagata has a variety called “Dadachamame (scientific name: Glycine max 'dadachamame'). Immature beans of soybeans are called edamame (scientific name: G. max), but 2 to 3 immature beans in the capsule are also edible for chamame (G. max 'chamame'). The difference between the two is that the light skin color that covers the beans is green for edamame (G. max) and brown for Chamae(G. max 'chamame'). Chamame (G. max 'chamame') are harvested when the cocoon is flat, and edamame (G. max) are harvested after being rounded. Chamame (G. max 'chamame') are harvested later. Chamame (G. max 'chamame') have a high scent when boiled, and the beans themselves have a flavor. To that extent, chamame (G. max 'chamame') are more expensive than Edamame (G. max).
Common name: Chamame (tea bean), scientific name: Glycine max 'chamame', classification name: plant world angiosperm dicotyledonous plant crucifera cruciferae, plant height: 60-70 cm, flower color: white, sowing period: April to May, harvest season: July to August.