Green Chickpea

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Green Chickpea (Green Indian Garbanzo)

This emerald gem is unique in its home country of India, but exceptionally rare in Europe and the Americas. The Green Chickpea (also known as Green Indian Garbanzo or Hare Chhole #2) was developed for farmers in the Punjabi region 40-50 years ago. Plants do well in cool, dry regions, so avoid heat and high levels of moisture. Mature pods can be boiled for the edible seeds inside. Highly nutritious.

Each packet contains 40 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.