Lupinus pilosus

Lupinus pilosus is flowering in the garden. It’s an endemic from Israel!

From Wikipedia: Around the South Tyrolean village of Altrei (Anterivo), L. pilosus was historically grown. The seeds were roasted and mixed with malt grains and infused in boiling water to produce a coffee-like but caffeine-free hot beverage, Altreier Kaffee (“Altrei coffee”). Interesting not only from a cultural and historical but also from a botanical standpoint, since 2006 a local initiative is re-establishing L. pilosus cultivation in the Altrei region to revive this culinary specialty.


3 thoughts on “Lupinus pilosus”

  1. It also is endemic to some of the islands of the Cycladic group in Greece, and seems quite happy here in N. California. This year was the first time I had one reseed voluntarily, but they are quite easy to grow from seed. Jana Mariposa/Mariposa Habitat Nursery

  2. Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is Wenli and I am looking for seeds of Lupinus pilosus to do research. I found L. pilosus on your webpage. So, I am emailing to ask if you can offer me some or do you know any other place that I can buy some seeds of Lupinus pilosus.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards

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