Perfect for making hummus and other Middle Eastern dishes. This unique heirloom was collected in Kabul, Afghanistan. The 2-foot tall plants produce dark purple garbanzo beans. The purple color comes from a pigment called anthocyanine which enables seeds to sprout in cool soil, making this variety ideal for short growing seasons; it’s ready in 105 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Beans, too!
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.
Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blossoms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.