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.
Maximum purchase of 4 packets.
Planting Depth: 1.5-2 inches
Plant Spacing: 3-6 inches
Row Spacing: 2-4 feet
Garbanzo beans are a cool weather crop. Direct seed at or slightly after date of last frost in full sun. They do best when day temperatures stay between 70-80 degrees F and stay above 60 degrees F at night.
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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.