Pea, Pigeon (Cajanus cajan), packet of 10 seeds

$3.95

Family:  Legume (Fabacea)

Perennial in zones 9 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 days to seeds

Evergreen taprooted perennial woody shrub, native to India, flowering yellow/majenta to a height of 6 feet.  Leaves, pods and seeds edible.  Nitrogen-fixing perennial, may be kept trimmed to desired size, a good choice for food forest, shelterbelt, landscape or chicken yard. Improves soil, provides shade, trellis, forage and food.  Sow seed in warm soil, germ in 2 to 3 weeks, space plants 3 feet apart.

10 seeds per packet, open-pollinated, untreated, no gmo’s

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  1. Question

    Tim

    About how large of an area would one packet of pigeon peas plant for a cover crop? For example 10′ by 6′.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      not much are covered by a packet, space plants 3 feet apart.

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    Linea

    Would you recommend direct sowing or starting in trays and transplanting for these pigeon peas?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi linea. both methods can work. if starting early, plant in trays. if starting after frost, direct seed. r

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    • Linea

      Great, thanks so much for your quick and always helpful replies. One other question. If growing to the pod stage, would they need a trellis?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi! they’re woody, not only do they not need a trellis, they ARE a trellis. r

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    Tim

    Do the pigeon peas need to be trellis if using as a cover crop?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      most cover crops yield their highest nitrogen returns at a young stage–we let these grow a little over lawnmower height and then mow them back. they need no trellis. r

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