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Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' (Soybean 'Early Hakucho')

Intermediate
skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho'

Other names

Soybean 'Early Hakucho'

Genus

Glycine Glycine

Variety or Cultivar

'Early Hakucho' _ 'Early Hakucho' is a perennial climber (often treated as an annual) with insignifacnt, self-pollinating flowers followed by slightly hairy green beans containing edible seeds and foliage which drops off when the crop is ready. This variety is compact and early maturing.


Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Provide strong, rigid support for growing stems. As they grow, ensure the plants continue to twine around their canes. Leaves feed the beans and drop off when the beans are ready.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' (Soybean 'Early Hakucho') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Soybeans are not usually reliable crops in the UK. Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil (ideally with calcium content) in full sun or light shade. Choose a spot which did not have beans last year.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho'

Other names

Soybean 'Early Hakucho'

Genus

Glycine Glycine

Variety or Cultivar

'Early Hakucho' _ 'Early Hakucho' is a perennial climber (often treated as an annual) with insignifacnt, self-pollinating flowers followed by slightly hairy green beans containing edible seeds and foliage which drops off when the crop is ready. This variety is compact and early maturing.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Bean seed fly , Pea and bean weevil , Seed beetle , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Chocolate spot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Halo blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Provide strong, rigid support for growing stems. As they grow, ensure the plants continue to twine around their canes. Leaves feed the beans and drop off when the beans are ready.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' (Soybean 'Early Hakucho') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Soybeans are not usually reliable crops in the UK. Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil (ideally with calcium content) in full sun or light shade. Choose a spot which did not have beans last year.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' (Soybean 'Early Hakucho')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Glycine max 'Early Hakucho' (Soybean 'Early Hakucho')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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