Green lentils with a fabulous taste
The Anicia lentil variety was created in France and is used commonly to grow what is marketed as "Lentille verte du Puy". The plant produces blue or white flowers from May to August, each pod contains 2 seeds and the lentils are green. This lentil variety has a flavor profile similar to hazelnuts. Leave to dry before consuming and cook accordingly.
Scientific Name: Lens culinaris
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 23C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 91 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile, sunny
Sowing and cultivation: Sow 5 to 6 seeds per slot, from late February to June, and leave a distance of 40 cm between slots. Add more soil to cover the plant without reaching the leaves when the seedlings reach 10-12 cm. Harvest from July to September. When harvesting, leave the plant to dry in a sunny spot for a day, then hang in bundles in a ventilated room.