Italian Lentil (Marche Region)


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 from direct seeding in late March. The yield was modest this first season, but that is to be expected when introducing a crop into a new climate and region.

*Lentils can be a bit tricky to grow in the Midwest, given the chance for wet and warm spring/summer weather. I am offering this seed primarily for the purpose of preservation. I recommend that you select and save your own seed!