Scientific Name: Cicer Arietinum
Description: Chickpea has been cultivated since ancient times by the Egyptian, Greek and Roman peoples. It is a legume rich in fibre and protein, among many other nutrients essential to our health.
- Helps to control anaemia,
- Controls cholesterol,
- Improves bowel function,
- Strengthens the bones.
Planting Tips: Place seeds directly into furrows or waterings. Germination occurs between 3 and 5 days, according to environmental conditions.
Soil: Chickpea cultivation requires medium to strong, well-drained soil. The pH should be between 6 and 7.5.
Exposure / Temperature: Full light.
Irrigation: Opt for drip irrigation as it avoids dryness / excess water alternation and also saves water.
Harvesting: Harvest when the grains are blond in colour. The maturation phase occurs when the plant begins to dry.
Life cycle: Annual.