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Pigion Pea Brown and Green BeansBotanical Name: Cajanus cajan

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.

Other Names: Pidgeon
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)



Question & Answer

hello just wondering if pigeon pea seedlings will be available this year? thanks myles From: CHITTAWAY BAY NSW

Pigeon Peas wont be available again until Spring. If you wish to buy some seed, try contacting Green Harvest Seeds #PigeonPea3108

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Rhizobium is required for fixing Nitrogen and productivity | Mohan Udiavar - Sydney, NSW 21-Oct-2016
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Pigeon Pea 9/10

Newbie2's Edible Fruits
Update: 888 days 1hrs

Comments: - 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. For more details see: 

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Pigeon Pea (Seedling) 7/10

Luong21's Edible Fruits
Update: 521 days 12hrs

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

Planted: 2016

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring

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