NAME: Pigeon Pea
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Puerto Rico Bean / Gandul / Dhal / Congo Pea / Jamaican Gungo / Pigeonpea
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cajanus Cajan syn. Cajanus Indicus / Cajanus Flavus / Cytisus Cajanus
COLOR: Yellow Flowers / Green Pods / Beige Seeds
PLANT SEEDS: When soil temp warms to 70F
BLOOM TIME: Flowers 2 months after sowing
HARVEST: 3 - 6 Months On
HARDINESS ZONE: 9 - 10
PLANT HEIGHT: 48 - 60"
PLANT SPACING: 24 - 48"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 30 Seeds
OTHER: The Pigeon Pea is native to India, & is a common food grain in Asia, Africa, & Latin America that has been cultivated for at least 3,500 years. They are served with rice, used in stews & soups, & a large variety of other dishes worldwide. Pigeon Peas are high in protein, so are good meat replacement for vegetarian diets.
Cajanus Cajan grows in tropical & semi-tropical climates. It is a legume, so can help fix the nitrogen levels of the soil to make it more fertile. It is very drought-resistant, & is becoming a popular green manure crop.
From Wikipedia: Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In combination with cereals, pigeon peas make a well-balanced human food. The dried peas may be sprouted briefly, then cooked, for a flavor different from the green or dried peas.
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Jul 19, 2021
Despite soaking overnight and a soaker hose they wouldn't sprout. I don't know why. Seeds came on time and were packaged well.
Jun 11, 2021
Packaged great, arrived ont ime and in a nice padded envelope. Great customer service! Planted we will see what we get!
Apr 17, 2021
Feb 8, 2021
Well packaged and shipped quickly
Jan 25, 2021
My seeds were 2 days late but that's not bad