Growing Cycle

The growing season is 120-130 days, depending on the weather.  Most fields are planted in January and harvested in late May.

The garbanzo plant is erect with primary and secondary branching, resembling a small bush. There are two leaf types, the ‘fern’ leaf with multiple leaflets attached to a leaf stem, and the single or ‘unifoliate’ leaf that is present on some varieties. The plant flowers profusely and has an indeterminate growth habit, continuing to flower and set pods as long as climatic conditions are favorable.