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Borbor Giant Mediterranean Lupine (20 seeds) (JS165) $3.50
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Borbor Giant Mediterranean Lupine

         
 
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(Lupinus albus) Most gardeners in North America don’t know very much about this treasure of a food producing plant. Not only is Lupinus albus a world class pulse crop…it has been continuously cultivated for more almost 2500 years in Egypt and the Mediterranean. Today in Italy the cultivation of large seeded varieties is popular and throughout Italy “Lupini Beans” are offered as snacks in bars and before meals. Lupines are generally recognized as “inedible” by American gardeners. This variety and others that we are offering for the first time this year are domesticated- cultivated crops. They should be planted as early as the ground can be worked. Lupines thrive in the cooler weather of early spring. Joe does not know how long these will take to produce ripe seed, however, from 3-4 months is probably the average. Good fertile soil is important. If you grow these well you will also be rewarded with beautiful flowers! The preparation of the final harvest is quite easy--the seeds are soaked for a day or two with water changes to leach out bitterness and the seeds are salted and enjoyed. Lupine seeds are extremely nutritious and have up to 50 protein content!

 
Borbor Giant Mediterranean Lupine
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Leslies Farm
Location:
New Braunfels, TX, United States
Date:
July 12, 2015
          5.0
 
Memories from Childhood
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? I have to wait!

Review:

I just requested notification by email when more seed is available. I never imagined I would run across these delicious treats! In the 1950's and early 60's I visited my cousins in the "Little Italy" neighborhood of Chicago. Street vendors came through to sell goods of all types to the housewives, who shouted their orders out the windows. The Lupine man was the one the kids ran to. They have a rubbery skin, which is bitten off at the top. The interior part of the bean is then easily squeezed into the mouth. They are tender, crunchy, salty and they have a delicious flavor. I adored these treats....and I was a child who was picky and ate very little, but, these were FUN!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lani
Location:
Jefferson, OR, United States
Date:
May 16, 2015
          5.0
 
Growing Borbor
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to start

What are the cons? none, yet

Review:

Can anyone tell me if these are grown like bush beans or pole beans? My seeds have broken ground and I'm excited to see them grow :o)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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