Crop: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum)
Breeder: Carol Deppe Fertile Valley Seeds
OSSI Pledge Date: January 2015
Release Date: Before 2015
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
Bred for organic systems. Productive 2-foot tall bushes. Plant mid-March through April in Oregon. Later plantings give flowering on tiny plants, thus produce few seeds. Seedlings are freeze-hardy. Plant at or thin to 8 inches. Needs no irrigation in the maritime Northwest. Harvest when plants are dry, usually late July. I don’t recommend this variety for regions where the ground is frozen into April. Selected for production under organic conditions in Willamette Valley Oregon, hotbed of aphid-spread pea diseases. Highly resistant to soil borne diseases including Fusarium and to aphid-borne diseases. Use as a regular garbanzo or as a popbean. Bred by Carol Deppe.