CIGRONET o Pedrosillano is a spanish chickpea variety, traditionally produced in Castilla la Mancha and Castilla Leon, with smaller than average chickpeas size. It cooks also much quicker than the other varieties of chickpeas. Its very thin skin sets it apart from the other chickpea varieties with thick skin, making it very nice to eat.
Scientific Name: Cicer arietinum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-25 °C
Germination time in days: 7-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoor in Mid March- April. Sow a single seed 40mm deep into a pot filled with compost. Water well and place on a sunny windowsill, at 15-25°C. Seedlings will be ready to plant out passed 21 days. Space plants by 15 cm. Chickpeas can also be sown directly from late April. If planting in rows, allow 45cm between rows.Harvest when the peas looks big enough to eat.