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.
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.