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Hannan Popbean

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Regular price $3.50
Hannan Popbean; C. arietinum; OSSI-Pledged; Bush
Chickpea growing the garden with mulch for weed control

(Cicer arietinum); an OSSI-pledged variety bred for organic systems; Bush; Minimum 20 seeds

Update 27 August 2020: It isn't looking promising - small mammals are carrying away the ripening pods during the night =(

Mother Nature was unkind to me in 2019 with many varieties and Hannan Popbean was one of them. I have enough for planting stock and what little I had for sale sold out almost immediately. Here's hoping for better luck in 2020!

One of Carol Deppe's varieties, Hannan Popbean was developed to produce reliably under organic conditions and is highly resistant to soil-borne and aphid-borne diseases. As its name suggests, Hannan popbean is enjoyed as a popbean in addition to the many traditional uses of garbanzos that include spreads, dips and soups. Chickpeas are typically fickle in northern gardens but their value to our pantry nutritionally, motivated us to trial them. Hannan Popbean's 2-foot tall bushes surprised us with an acceptable harvest of small puffy pods which is encouraging for short-season gardeners.

Please note the plants of this species are commonly referred to as chickpeas and garbanzos interchangeably.

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