Pigeon Pea - 10 Seeds
Also known as pigeonpea, red gram, tur, pwa kongo in Haiti, or as gungo peas in Jamaica, is a perennial legume from the family Fabaceae.
Since its domestication in the Indian subcontinent at least 3,500 years ago, its seeds have become a common food in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
It is consumed on a very large scale in South Asia and is a major source of protein for the population of the Indian subcontinent. It is the primary accompaniment to rice or roti (flat bread) and has the status of staple diet throughout the length and breadth of India.
This Pigeon Pea is an Open Pollinated variety. The plant produces high yields of flavorful pigeon peas. Pigeon Peas can be served in the same manner as green peas or cowpeas, combining them with other vegetables. Most pigeon peas are harvested in the dry stage and marketed as dried peas. This variety will succeed under hot growing conditions.
Pigeon peas are remarkably drought-resistant, tolerating dry areas. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. A variety from India.
Care & Growing Instructions: Prefer to sow directly after frost in Spring and Summer. This is a heat loving plant and will not tolerate cold nights during germination period. Germination temperature is between 25°C and 28°C (germination period: 14-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat, if you are living in cold or temperate climate zone.. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Soak Seeds overnight in water before sowing and sow 25mm deep, 30cm apart - Harvest in 90-120 days.
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