• Cajanus cajan
    Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan can be dated back 3,500 years ago from its origins in Eastern India. The plant's versatile nature allows it to be grown as a perennial shrub, or small tree up to 4 meters tall. The species is characterized by long, slender leaves accented with bright yellow blossoms highlighted with crimson. Extremely drought-resistant once established, Cajanus cajan is well suited for dry, arid climates and temperatures up to 90 degrees F. Growth is slowed when exposed to cooler weather (65 degrees F or lower), so be sure to plant in full sunlight, as this legume is not frost tolerant.


    Fun Facts:
    1. Pigeon pea is the first seed legume to have it's entire genome sequenced
    2. World production of pigeon peas is estimated to be 4.3 million tons
    3. The branches are used for fencing and firewood
    4. Used as ground cover for establishing plantation crops
    5. A traditional dish in Puerto Rico, arroz con gandules, uses pigeon peas as a main ingredient

    Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost

     

    Cajanus cajan Pigeon Pea 10 seeds

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