Garbanzo Bean, Golden Dragon

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Quick facts

-Delightful golden chickpea

-Desi-type chickpea

Cicer arientinum

Desi-type chickpea (aka garbanzo bean) that is smaller than other types of chickpeas and is typically used to make chana dal- a split pea dish.  They can also be slow cooked whole as you would any other dry bean.  We love how productive this chickpea is.  We got this seed from Adaptive Seeds, who got it from food activist Krishna Khalsa.

How to grow it: 

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.

Light frost




Plant shortly after the ground can be worked in spring, right around when you might plant peas.  Plant on the surface as light aids germination. Thin to 1' apart, with rows 18" apart. Allow plants to dry down in late summer. Harvest by cutting down the whole dry plant into a bag. Free seeds from pods by beating the bag, or driving over it, and use a fan to separate chaff from beans.

Seed specs:  Packet size 1/4 oz: 35 min.