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Basic Collection Information and Status
Lentil (Lens esculenta, Fabaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site New Mexico, United States (latitude: 36°; altitude: 8,000 ft / 2,400 m)
Collection Year 1991
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Flat, tan to brown seeds. Collected from a couple who were growing them in Vadito, NM at about 8000 feet elevation, so they are relatively short season plants.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
|Lentil Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|A Spanish introduction, especially good in soups. As a legume, lentils help fix nitrogen in the soil so they are good for garden fertility.||In late fall or early spring (February in low desert), plant seeds 1/2" deep and thin to 4 -5" apart. Plants are winter hardy and are not damaged by light frosts. Low trellis is helpful. Ensure you have adequate levels of phosphorus and potassium to help increase production.||An annual, mainly self pollinated. Small pods contain 1 or 2 seeds each. Harvest entire plant, thresh and winnow.|