This versatile legume can be gown as a cover crop, as well as for its protein rich beans. Also makes a great hay plant. Fixes nitrogen, 60-80 lbs/acre. Starts slowly in cold soil, so watch for weed competition. Young leaves, shoots and pods are cooked.
Young leaves, seeds, or pods are potherbs. Young green seeds have a tasty lemon-like flavor, and are fermented into miso and tempeh. Mature seeds are cooked in soups, stews, rice dishes, falafel, hummus, etc. Roasted seeds make a good snack. Roasted seeds or roots are a coffee substitute. Dried flour is used in batters, soups, stews, sauces, fritters, pizza, pancakes, noodles, and dumplings.
Cicer arientinum / W,H/Matures 9/Harvest 8/Yield dry 4-24/Spacing 4"