Heirloom Black Garbanzo Beans are very easy to grow, and the plants look like the regular ones. Very tolerant of cooler soils and cooler climates, these are a rare treat--fresh or dried--and fun to grow! Great for a spring or fall crop. These will grow main season in short growing season areas with no problem. So, if you live in the Alaskan tundra, you can grow these! Happy growing!!!