Pea-Pigeon Pea
Pea-Pigeon Pea

Pea-Pigeon Pea

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3088-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jun 20 and Jun 25. * ETA for USA only

Pea-Pigeon Pea

Cajanus cajan

Pea-Pigeon Pea is a woody shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical regions for a variety of purposes. It has a limited lifespan (2-4 years) and is said to be one of the earliest cultivated plants. Because of its deep taproots, it can survive drought and bad soil conditions. Pigeon pea seeds, seedpods, stem, and young shoots are all edible. Pigeon pea plants are used as a green manure crop. The stems are used to make baskets and are used in thatching. The wood is used in the building of light structures.  The peas themselves are a common ingredient in many popular dishes throughout Florida, the Caribbean's, and Central America.  I like to harvest the entire pods slightly on the green side, and steam them, add salt and eat them like edamame.

Days to germination

 10-15 days

Days to maturity

65-80 days

Life cycle

Short lived perennial killed by cold temperature

Plant time

Early Spring, Spring

Spacing

48-60 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

65-86 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

4.5-8.4

Height

1-2 m

Harvest

Summer or year-round in most of the state. 

Pea-Pigeon Pea

Cajanus cajan

Pea-Pigeon Pea is a woody shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical regions for a variety of purposes. It has a limited lifespan (2-4 years) and is said to be one of the earliest cultivated plants. Because of its deep taproots, it can survive drought and bad soil conditions. Pigeon pea seeds, seedpods, stem, and young shoots are all edible. Pigeon pea plants are used as a green manure crop. The stems are used to make baskets and are used in thatching. The wood is used in the building of light structures.  The peas themselves are a common ingredient in many popular dishes throughout Florida, the Caribbean's, and Central America.  I like to harvest the entire pods slightly on the green side, and steam them, add salt and eat them like edamame.

Days to germination

 10-15 days

Days to maturity

65-80 days

Life cycle

Short lived perennial killed by cold temperature

Plant time

Early Spring, Spring

Spacing

48-60 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

65-86 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

4.5-8.4

Height

1-2 m

Harvest

Summer or year-round in most of the state.