Edamame soybean development in Australia


  • Project code: PRJ-000666

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, July 25, 2003

  • Project completion date: Thursday, May 31, 2007

  • National Priority: NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

This work seeks to develop a critical understanding of the ripening process in CSIRO-bred and elite Japanese cultivars of edamame soybean and in particular to understand how changes in seed size and the seed content of protein oil sugars (fructose glucose sucrose raffinose and stachyose) vitamins (A D and E) and isoflavones (genistein diadzein and glycitein) vary with ripening and maturation environment. This knowledge will be used to develop strategies to ensure consistent supplies of excellent quality edamame to high-value markets in Australia initially and overseas.