GB CULTURAL INFO: W, H /Mature 12/Harvest 8/Yield 4-8/ Spacing 4"/
DAYS TO MAT: 120-150
SEEDS PER PACKET: 200
SOURCE CODE: O
APPROX GERM DAYS: 10-21
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: minimum 41F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: early spring
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: hardy plants but cannot take heat, so plant as early as the soil can be worked. Plant 4" apart into non-acid, well-drained soil. Plant seed ¼" deep and be sure to keep soil cool and moist. Soak seed before planting and preferably inoculate with Garden Combo Inoculant. Gently harvest, but do not tear, all ripe pods so more will form. When pods are yellow and dry, hang vines undercover to finish drying if there is a chance of rain. Thresh out and store when seeds are totally dry.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lens culinaris
DESCRIPTION: Low growing, bush produces brown lentils. The most common lentil you see in the market for general use and for soups.