Garbanzo beans have the largest seed of all the crops grown on Blair Farms. Garbanzo beans or chickpeas (we call them garbs) are planted in the spring and are member of the legume family. Legumes take nitrogen from the air and fix it on to nodules on their roots. That nitrogen is used by cereal crops like wheat and barley to grow.
Garbs are used on salads as a topping, for the Greek food falafel, and for hummus which is a Middle Eastern dip. Yields for garbs range from 1,200 to 1,700 pound per acre.