I had never grown any kind of dry bean before. My zone is 5a and usually have a great growing season. This past summer, we had a lot of rain, maybe too much for these beans, as they seemed to lose their vigor too soon. I didn't plant many of the seeds, because I wanted to do a trial. Consequently, I ended up with a small portion of beans which were quite good - I love garbanzo beans in my salads. I plan on growing these again, and will make sure they are partially sheltered if we get too much rain.
65 day. Garbanzo beans are a staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. They can be used as a shelling bean or a dry bean. They are an excellent choice for climates with problems with drought, but they won't do well in extreme northern climates.
Minimum of 40 seeds per packet.