Chickpea is a very drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing, cool season crop that tolerates heat during fruiting and ripening. It is grown as a cool season annual in a broad belt through the Mediterranean region to the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Europe, Central, and South America. The main use of chickpeas is as a pulse prepared as dahl or flour, but the immature green pods and tender shoots are also used as vegetables.
'UC-27' was developed at the University of California, Davis. It is a large-seeded garbanzo bean resistant to fusarium wilt.