Cicer arietinum ‘Kabouli Black’ (Garbanzo Bean) [12 Seeds]

$4.25

Germination Information: Sow the seeds directly in your garden, about 1 inch deep, in mid- to late spring. (This species is much more cold-tolerant than typical garden beans, even tolerating a light frost.)

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Here’s something for those of you who enjoy growing really uncommon edibles: a garbanzo bean (or chickpea) known as ‘Kabouli Black’, or ‘Black Kabouli’. The bushy, 24- to 30-inch-tall plants are very pretty, with arching leaves composed of dainty leaflets, and small, purple-pink, pea-type flowers. They turn into inflated pods, each holding one or two, dark brown to near-black seeds. This strain is what’s known as a “kabuli” or macrosperma type, which is common to Afghanistan, northern Africa, and Southern Europe in its lighter-seeded version. I grew this for the first time in 2021 and am saving most of my harvest for replanting, so I haven’t tried eating the protein-seeds myself, but apparently they can be used for fresh eating or dried for later use. Full sun. Annual.

Collected in August 2021. At least 12 seeds.

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