This Desi-type chickpea was brought to Adaptive Seeds by local food staple activist Krishna Khalsa, who recieved it from seed steward Harry MacCormack. Purported to give its comsumers the “powers of a dragon”, these are smaller, darker chickpeas with a rough coat, coming in an orange/tan color. They are traditionally hulled and split in India to make a dish called “chana daal”, although they are equally good cooked up whole, like any other dry bean. These plants will mature in September if planted in May, however, chickpeas are cold-tolerant, and can be planted relatively early, as soon as the soil temperature tops 45 degrees Farenheight. Depending on location, this could be much earlier than May. Plants are relatively tall and erect, making it possible to harvest via direct combining if you are planning on planting a large field.