Garbanzo Bean Composite Mix

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