100 "Black Caviar or Beluga" Lentil Beans, Lens culinaris
100-120 days. Spring sow. 2-2.5 ft. tall. Lentils are frost tolerant preferring cooler weather and well-drained, sandy, and evenly moist soil. Allow pods to dry on plants.
The plant is native to the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates Valleys across Africa and the Middle East.
Black lentils are also known as Black Beluga beans because of their shiny black skin, round shape, and small size that resembles Beluga caviar.
Small, gentle, quick-cooking lentils with a luxurious flavor and texture. Firm yet creamy. Ideal for salads, soups and stews. Hearty, small ebony lentils that resemble caviar but have a unique lentil taste and texture. The skins almost melt away. They are quick-cooking, taste delicious, and only need a few vegetables and a splash of olive oil to make a great meal.
Talk about heirloom! Lentils are one of the earliest cultivated crops and have been a source of sustenance for humans for thousands of years.