(Lens culinaris) We have fallen hard for growing lentils these past few years. While not as high yielding as their leguminous dry-bean cousins, if you have a bit of space to commit, we have found them very easy, reliable and rewarding in our cool maritime climate. Sometimes referred to as “the caviar of lentils”, this little black variety combines a wonderfully earthy rich flavor with a delicate fine texture. Retaining its black color through cooking, it makes for a dramatic presentation on the plate. “Poor man's caviar” perhaps but we prefer them to the latter. Growing lentils is fun! Spring sow.
100-120 days. UO
Packet: 1/2oz (~550 seeds)