A straggling 12-18" vine that produces flat, two seeded pods. Cultivate like peas - cold hardy. Bears over a very long season if given summer shade, perhaps under taller crops. Keep vines dry as possible to prevent disease. Rich meaty taste, full of protein, fast-cooking. Nitrogen-fixer, bee attractant.
Low growing, bush produces dark green, small mottled seeds that look like semi-precious stones. Holds together in cooking for salads and hot casseroles, etc.
Low growing, bush produces brown lentils. Holds together in cooking for salads and hot casseroles, etc. The most common lentil you see in the market for general use and for soups.