This composite is a mixture of 6 different varieties of Garbanzo beans. The idea behind this project is to create a diverse mixture with increased resilience. Garbanzo beans are self-pollinating and cross at a very low rate. This mixture was grown in a block with the varieties grown very close in spacing and alternating between each variety within each row. This is a first year composite (think F1). I will continue to grow this mix out each season and may add additional varieties in the future.
The following varieties were used in this Composite mix. The first 5 are from Puglia Italy.
Rogoso (red garbanzo) Toudo Liscio (black garbanzo) Toudo Liscio (violette garbanzo) Rugosi (violette garbanzo) Toudo Liscio (red garbanzo) Black Kabouli Garbanzo *developed at Washington State University