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Cajanus cajan

Pigeon pea

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Features

  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Cajanus cajan (Pigeon pea). The green peas can be eaten or dried. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 38C. The long pods are glossy green, turning dark brown as they mature.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Vegetable

Other common names

Catjang pea, Red gram, Dahl, Dhal

Interest and use

Culinary, vegetable, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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