Chickpeas Organic

Chickpeas Organic

SKUS: CC258A, CC258B, CC258C, CC258S
The stout plants grow 20-50cm (8-20") tall, with feathery leaves and small white flowers. As a legume, this plant fixes atmospheric nitrogen in the soil, which makes it suitable as a cover crop or companion plant. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 100 days

Season Warm season

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More details about Chickpeas Organic

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! The stout plants grow 20-50cm (8-20") tall, with feathery leaves and small white flowers. As a legume, this plant fixes atmospheric nitrogen in the soil, which makes it suitable as a cover crop or companion plant. Give Chickpea Organic seeds some time to mature and then cut the stems and leave the plants on the ground as a mulch - or till them under.

Matures in 100 days (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Nitrogen fixer
    • Certified organic
    • Open pollinated

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All About Chickpeas Organic

Latin

Latin
Cicer arietinum
Family: Fabaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Moderately easy

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full-sun

Timing

Timing
Chickpeas require 90-100 days to mature from sowing date. Start them indoors approximately 4 weeks before the last average frost date, or direct sow once the soil has warmed up in the spring. Optimal soil temperature: 10°C (50°F). Seeds sprout in 14-21 days depending on conditions.

Starting

Starting
Avoid disturbing the roots. Sow seeds 1cm (1/2”) deep, one seed per cell or in peat/coir/paper pots that can be transplanted into the ground. Do not soak the seeds prior to planting.

Days to Maturity

Days to Maturity
From sowing date.

Growing

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-8.0. Transplant when the seedlings are at least 10cm (4”) tall, taking care to leave the roots undisturbed. Grow in full sun in rich soil with good moisture retention. Space plants 15cm (6”) apart - they will eventually support one another. The plants have shallow root systems that are easily damaged by cultivation, so take care to hand weed around plants as they become established. Avoid overhead watering.

Harvest
Use fresh pods when they are still green. For dry seeds, wait until the plants turn brown and then allow them to dry completely on a flat surface. Harvest the seeds as the pods split when they are completely dry.

Seed Info

Seed Info
In optimum conditions at least 65% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100’ row: 200 seeds, per acre: 100M seeds.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Chickpeas fix nitrogen in the soil. Plant with beets, Brassicas, carrots, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peas, potatoes, radish, and strawberries. Avoid planting near chives, garlic, leeks, and onions.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Chickpeas

Step 1: Timing

Chickpeas require 90-100 days to mature from sowing date. Start them indoors approximately 4 weeks before the last average frost date, or direct sow once the soil has warmed up in the spring. Optimal soil temperature: 10°C (50°F). Seeds sprout in 14-21 days depending on conditions.

Step 2: Starting

Avoid disturbing the roots. Sow seeds 1cm (1/2”) deep, one seed per cell or in peat/coir/paper pots that can be transplanted into the ground. Do not soak the seeds prior to planting.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 6.0-8.0.

Transplant when the seedlings are at least 10cm (4”) tall, taking care to leave the roots undisturbed. Grow in full sun in rich soil with good moisture retention. Space plants 15cm (6”) apart - they will eventually support one another. The plants have shallow root systems that are easily damaged by cultivation, so take care to hand weed around plants as they become established. Avoid overhead watering.

Step 4: Germination

Days to Maturity: From sowing date.

In optimum conditions at least 65% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100’ row: 200 seeds, per acre: 100M seeds.

Step 5: Harvest

Use fresh pods when they are still green. For dry seeds, wait until the plants turn brown and then allow them to dry completely on a flat surface. Harvest the seeds as the pods split when they are completely dry.

Tips!

Companion Planting: Chickpeas fix nitrogen in the soil. Plant with beets, Brassicas, carrots, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peas, potatoes, radish, and strawberries. Avoid planting near chives, garlic, leeks, and onions.

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