Black Syrian Lentil
(Lens culinaris); Heirloom; a variety from The Kusa Seed Society Collection; Microsperma; Persian type; Minimum 25 seeds
If you can grow peas, you can grow lentils as they are very similar in cultural needs. Humans have included lentils in their diet for over 10,000 years for a number of good reasons. The plants are drought-tolerant and improve the soil through nitrogen-fixation. The small seeds, easy to cook, are powerhouses of nutrients – protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Black Syrian lentils produced well for us, though pod set did slow down during the really hot part of summer. Dainty in foliage yet very bushy in stature, the plants benefit from support.
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