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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Nov 29, 2021
my seeds came quickly & look beautiful, even came with a personalized note. Will definitley purchase from this seller again!
Nov 21, 2021
Thank you for the seeds they sprouted Fast
Nov 15, 2021
arrive in timely manner still waiting to sprout
Nov 7, 2021
These seeds are genetically diverse.
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.