Black soybean

Glycine max 'kuromame'

  • Black soybean
  • Black soybean
  • Flower name
    Black soybean
  • Scientific name
    Glycine max 'kuromame'
  • Aliasクロダイズ, 黒大豆, 黒豆, Black beans
  • Place of originChina 
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Black soybean

Black soybeans (scientific name: Glycine max 'Kuromame'), are annual grass of the fabaceae family native to China. Because a blackish pigment is included, it becomes black, but the ingredient to be included in does not change with a soybean. Depends on the breed in the summer, white, pale pink, pale purple flowers blooming and pod-shaped fruit in autumn, from autumn to winter black harvest the ripe fruit. Typical varieties are large been's type' Tanba black' and small type 'Black Sengoku'. Beans boiled with sugar to traditional cooking methods. Also sprout mung (green beans) as well as of materials.

Generic name: Black soybeans, Scientific name: Glycine max, Origin: China, height: 30-100 cm, flowers long:0.5-0.8cm, color: white, pale pink pale purple (different varieties), flowering: culminated in October, from July: from September to October, harvest period: 12 months from October (varietal), use: boiled beans, Edamame (young fruit).


  • Order
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Glycine
  • Species
    G. max
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.8 cm

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