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Ethiopian Lentil - Annapolis Seeds
Ethiopian Lentil (out of stock)

Not the true lentil (Lens culinaris) but rather the species Lathyrus sativus, sometimes called the Grass Pea. Lathyrus is commonly grown in drought prone regions of southern Asia and northern Africa as an insurance crop, one that will dependably produce something even in the worst years. These drought tolerant plants climb up to waist high with tendrils. Plant densely for the plants to self-support themselves. They have blue flowers and a slightly vetch-like appearance. Seeds are angular, grey in colour and larger than true lentils. Approx. 75 seeds (10 g)

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Earth Lentil - Annapolis Seeds
Earth Lentil (out of stock)

Green and Blue streaked seeds, patterned like little Earths. We grew these beautiful lentils for the first time in 2017, after the seeds came to us from Prairie Garden Seeds. They thrive in both the Annapolis Valley and on the Prairies! 50+ seeds

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Lupini Bean - Annapolis Seeds
Lupini Bean (out of stock)

Lupinus albus - Lupini are an annual relative to our common wild lupin. With big, edible, protein-rich seeds. Commonly grown around the Mediterranean, but rare in North America. I've been growing them for the past five years, selecting from the plants that do best for us in Nova Scotia.

They like cool weather, sow them around the same time as peas. Sturdy stalks reach about 3 feet, with small soft-purple flowers by mid-summer. The seeds are very bitter, and need to be rinsed and processed the right way to make them delicious. I'm still learning the process myself, I hope to report back soon! 20+ seeds - Limited supply this year


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Red Adzuki Bean - Annapolis Seeds
Red Adzuki Bean
Price: $3.50

Vigna angularis - Adzukis aren’t a common sight in Canadian gardens but I’m hoping that will change. They’re every bit as worthwhile of a crop as regular dry beans. The bush plants dry down in September producing a multitude of seeds inside little pods. 75+ seeds

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Crimson Lentil - Annapolis Seeds
Crimson Lentil
Price: $3.50

(Lens culinaris) Small dull-red seeds. Produced in great abundance on knee-high plants. - Grow lentils similarly to peas; direct sow in mid-spring and harvest the whole plant when the pods are mostly dry. Hang the plants under cover to dry, and then thresh the whole bundle, pods stems and all to extract the seeds. 60+ seeds


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Black Beluga Lentil - Annapolis Seeds
Black Beluga Lentil
Price: $3.50

(Lens culinaris) Small, shiny black lentils, which resemble caviar when cooked. Especially high in protein. - Grow lentils similarly to peas; direct sow in mid-spring and harvest the whole plant when the pods are mostly dry. Hang the plants under cover to dry, and then thresh the whole bundle, pods stems and all to extract the seeds. 50+ seeds


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Green Noodle Yardlong Bean - Annapolis Seeds
Green Noodle Yardlong Bean
Price: $3.50

New for 2021 - Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis -A different species than the common bean, Yardlong Beans are a cousin to cowpeas and black-eyed peas. Popular in Asia, but rarely grown in Canada. I've been growing this variety for the past several years, and it often out-yields many of my regular beans! The climbing vines bloom in late summer with sweetly fragrant purple flowers, followed quickly by the extremely long green pods. Not actually a full yard, but a solid 50-60 cm. Steam them or eat them raw. Compared to regular beans they're more firm and meaty, but never tough.

They loved our hot dry summer of 2020, and they were early enough that our September frost didn’t effect them. I’m still only learning about this plant, but they seem very promising for our climate. Limited supply, 25 seeds (4 g)

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Blue Speckled Tepary Bean - Annapolis Seeds
Blue Speckled Tepary Bean
Price: $3.50

New for 2021 - Tepary beans are a different species than the common bean (Phaseolus acutifolius, instead of Phaseolus vulgaris). An ancient crop, native to the dry southwestern regions of our continent. Although tepary beans are rarely grown in Canada, I've found this variety does well in our NS climate. Bushy plants with short runners. Thrives in the worst drought. Limited Supply, 30 seeds

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Black Kabouli Chickpea - Annapolis Seeds
Black Kabouli Chickpea
Price: $3.50

New for 2021 - I've tried growing several different types of chickpeas over the years, with limited success. Until I found this one a few years back. 2-3' tall bushy plants, with small round pods each containing 1 or 2 black seeds. Mainly grown as a dry pulse, but the plump green seeds are delicious eaten fresh in the garden.

Direct sow in early spring, around the you would regular peas. Chickpeas are surprisingly cold hardy, young plants are fine in light frost. They prefer well drained soil, and aren't fazed by drought. I like to pull and hang whole plants when the majority of pods are mature, followed by threshing when they're fully dry.

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