Crop Detail

The chickpea, Cicer arietinum, is a leguminous annual plant in the family Fabaceae grown for its edible seeds. The plant has a branched, straight or bending stem with small feathery leaves arranged alternately on the stem. The leaves are composed of 11-15 individual leaflets which are oval in shape. The flowers are produced singly or in pairs and can be white, pink, purple or blue in color. The seed pod is rhomboid or ellipsoid and contains 1-4 cream, brown, green or black seeds. The chickpea plant can range in height from 20 cm (7.9 in) up to 100 cm (39.4 in) and as an annual, grows over only one growing season. Chickpea may also be referred to as gram pea, garbanzo bean or ceci bean and originate from south-eastern Turkey.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Crops
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Rain-fed
Crop Duration Annual
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
aphids Wild Boar Pod Borer Cut worm
Fungal Diseases
Gram Blight Gram wilt Root rot
Wild Safflower (Pohli/Sathyanasi) Wild onion (Piyazi)

Chickpea (Gram Pea) Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Dashat -
Parbat -
KK-2 -
Indus-2019 -
Karak-1 25-30 kg per acre
Karak-2 25-30 kg per acre
Karak-3 25-30 kg per acre
KC-98 25-30 kg per acre
Lawaghar 25-30 kg per acre
Chattan 25-30 kg per acre
Fakhr-e-Thal 25-30 kg per acre

Chickpea (Gram Pea) Districts Wise Calendar

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