This sought-after garbanzo bean from western India can be grown throughout North America, but will probably do very well in cooler, temperate areas or grassland regions. We’re still deciding whether we like them better fresh or dried! 65 days to maturity. 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 blooms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.