Lablab is an annual, warm season tropical legume that grows 3-4’ tall. It is grown for forage and soil improvement. Lablab bean is 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.
Lablab is drought tolerant due to a deep tap root 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 with other common food plot species. Lablab forage can have as high as 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.
For more information: Lablab Plant Guide from USDA NRCS