Pigeon Pea

Cajanus cajan

Pigion Pea Brown and Green Beans

A woody, fast growing leguminous shrub, to 3.6 m, with yellow and red flowers. It is hardy, widely adaptable and tolerant of temperatures as high as 35C. It can be killed by heavy frost. The seeds are 25% protein, can be eaten fresh or as split dried peas, are used for dhal in India, contain 5 times more Vitamin A and C than green peas. The leaves and young shoots can be eaten cooked, they are fibrous and have a strong spicy odour. Animal Fodder; an excellent feed for cattle, pigs and poultry. Green Manure; incorporate the plants as they flower. Mulch production; can be cut many times in a season. Windbreaks; suitable as a shelter belt around vegetable gardens and plants provide nitrogen, habitat and soil stabilisation. Permaculture - plant on west side of newly planted trees to provide wind and sun shelter and a ready source of mulch. Prune back to control growth and use as mulch on your young tree.
Other Names: Pidgeon, #AM

$14.75 ($4.90-$14.75 choose a size)

Specifications of Pigeon Pea

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

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Pigeon Pea Reviews & Tips

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josh jackson
★★★★★ 3w ago

Lockyer waters, Qld, Australia

Pigeon Pea

Wonderfully tough tree, beautiful pea pods like velvet , stunningly odd yellow and red flowers, quick growing and healthy, must have for every garden.

s21228381
★★★★★ 1y ago

LAMB ISLAND, QLD, Australia

Fast growing; edible peas (dahl); good nitrogen fixing properties; chickens love the leaves and seed pods.

Mohan Udiavar
4y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pigeon Pea

Rhizobium is required for fixing Nitrogen and productivity

Luong21
★★★ 4y ago

MT WAVERLEY, VIC, Australia

Growing for mulch and peas, hoping to get some peas soon.

branny1
★★★★★ 4y ago

RUNCORN, QLD, Australia

Loving these trees! I started with one, but I chucked some seed about, and I've a few more in strategic places, now, and would like a few more. While they are great for a prolific food provider, and the leaves make excellent compost additions, what I r...

Newbie2
★★★★ 5y ago

MERMAID WATERS, QLD, Australia

I want this plant for several reasons: as a hegde across the front of the yard to screen off the road, improve soil structure, nitrogen for young fruit trees and shade from the summer sun for my permaculture garden. I'm also keen to try a new fruit/veg

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