Lablab is an annual warm season tropical legume that is grown for forage and soil building. Lablab bean is a good high protein forage for deer and is adapted to a wide range of soils and conditions. It should be planted in the spring, usually between March and April, depending on location.
It is drought tolerant due to a deep tap root. Adapted to a wide variety of soils (sandy to heavy clays) and can withstand heavy grazing after establishment. Deer relish this forage for its’ palatability and have shown preference to this plant in side by side comparisons. Grows 3-4 ft. tall and has up to 38% crude protein.
Planting depth: 1 inch deep
Planting Rate: 10-20 lbs per acres
Best time to plant: In the spring, usually between March and April, depending on location.
Soil types: sandy to heavy clays