Pigeon Pea - 10 Seeds
It is also known as pigeon pea, red gram, tur, pwa kongo in Haiti, or as gungo peas in Jamaica; it 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 common in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
It is consumed on a vast 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 (flatbread) and has a 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 the germination period. Germination temperature is between 25°C and 28°C (germination period: 14-21 days); therefore, it is recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat if you live in a 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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