Perfect for making hummus and other Middle Eastern dishes. This unique heirloom variety 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. (105 days)
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.