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Cicer arietinum 90 days. We've been growing Myles for many years and are very pleased to offer it to our gardener friends. Where typically chickpeas are considered a long-season crop, this desi type (or smaller-seeded variety) reliably produces very high yields in a variety of conditions, including our less-than-ideal Oregon summers. We particularly enjoy this variety in delicious, warming, winter soups. The drought-resistant plants are deep rooted with a branched, upright form and 11-12 inch height. Brown seeds; 145 per ounce.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Small beans

Beautiful plant, great pollination, but just harvested (snohomish co., wa in sept.) and there are 2 peas in every pod and they are dark brown and rock hard. Takes 8 peas to cover a penny. Just gonna compost the lot. Would like to try again but no idea what I did wrong. Bed on drip irrigation, pH 6.8, Ideas?

Attractive plants, but how do you manage the beans?

Every year, I pick a type of plant I've never tried to grow before. This year, it was these garbanzos. These are growing adequately here in coastal Maine (zone 5b). They are making little pods, bigger than a pencil eraser but not much, with one bean each. When is the right time to pick them? The pods are either green and soft or dry and empty. I assume those beans are now on the ground. There does not seem to be a happy middle. The green ones I've picked so far fall apart when I try to remove the shell. Maybe I need to pick them green and let them dry inside? That's my next experiment. The plants are a pretty color, almost sea green, with attractive lacy-ish foliage. It makes a nice contrast with the darker green tomatoes and corn, which makes me happy when I look out at the garen from an upstairs window. I may use this variety as an edible ornamental around the outside of the garden next year.

I would guess there was bad pollination on the first pods, which caused them to abort, or it could be environmental stress. The pods are usually about 1.5'� long with 1-2 beans per pod. I hope that the second flush will mature better!

Soil Temp for Germ 60-85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2-4"
Days to Emergence 8-16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18-36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2-3 years

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed sows 10-20 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Days to maturity are for the fresh shell stage
Shelling beans: Pick when fully formed but still soft and green
Dry beans: Harvest mature beans before pods begin to shatter in the field
• If weather prevents field drying, pull plants and dry inside on a tarp, turning pile daily for even drying
To thresh dry beans: When material is brittle dry, place material in bag and swing against a hard surface, or beat with a stick or rake on a tarp
• Make sure beans are fully dry, then store in a cool place
• Bean weevils may be eliminated by freezing the seed near 0°F for 2 weeks

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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