Category Archives: Lentils

Italian Lentil (Marche Region)

Microsperma The seed was sent to me from Italy in 2016. This lentil is from the Marche region in central Italy, and is considered to be superior in flavor to the large seeded macrosperma types. These matured in about 100 days … Continue reading

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Lentilles Petite

Microsperma This is a gourmet French strain with small seed that are gray to green-black in color. The inner meat is yellow in color. This one matured the latest at a little over 100 days from direct seeding in late … Continue reading

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Vangard Lentil

Macrosperma                                    A “Chilean type” with large flat seeds.  This was the tallest and earliest maturing of all the lentil varieties I trialed.  It … Continue reading

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Red Chief Lentil

Macrosperma            Red Chief is an American Heirloom variety. It started flowering in 60 days and was ready to harvest in 96 days from direct seeding.  It is a “Chilean type” with large flat seeds. Red … Continue reading

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Crimson Lentil

Microsperma This lentil flowered in about 65 days and was ready for harvest in 96 days from direct seed in late March. It is a “Persian type” with small seeds. This strain is originally from Egypt. It has a light … Continue reading

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Brewer Lentil

Macrosperma I found this to be an early producer which started blooming in about 60 days from direct seeding. Harvested at 96 days. Brewer is a “Chilean type” with large, flat seeds. The seed coat is beige with some brown marbling. Brewer produced … Continue reading

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