Pigeon Pea - Cajanus cajan

Pigeon Pea - Cajanus cajan

Pigeon Pea - Cajanus cajan

Pigeon Pea

Cajanus cajan

Plant Height Plant Width Minimum Temperature Light Preference Water Soil PH Edible Species

Pigeon pea is an important legume crop in warmer regions. It is fantastic for areas that are drier and suffer from degraded soils. It is a fast growing bean type grown primarily for its seeds as a food or as a fodder for livestock.

Plants produce their first year and will start to decline over the years, thus growing them as an annual for food production is preferred. Pigeon pea is a light sensitive plant and will start flowering when hey days are close to 12/12.

Pigeon Pea Planting Information

Growth Habit: Upright shrub

Plant Size: Up to 3m tall and nearly as wide.

Temperature Preferences: Cannot tolerate freezing. Keep above 5C.

Light Preferences: Full Sun

Water Requirements: Avoid water logging. Somewhat drought tolerant.

Soil Requirements: Well drained rich soil, but can grow on most soil types

Harvest Times: Winter (Short day lengths)

Expected Dried Yields: 2,500 KG / Hectare

Sowing Temperature: 20-30C

Seed Treatments: Water, Hot Water. Read more.

Transplanting: Transplant in warm weather when seedling stems start getting hard.

Seed Rate: Plant Spacing: 150cm | Row Spacing: 150cm

Uses: Food, Fodder, Trap Crop (Cotton), Green Manure

Pigeon Pea Products

Products: Dried Seeds

Seed Count:

Germination Rate: 70-90%

Form: Dried


Availability: January-March Harvest

Supply Ability: 100 ± KG Annually

Export: Yes

Shipping: Air Freight, Express

Variety Form MOQ Price Tier Quantities Packaging
Pigeon Pea Dried Seeds - White [PHOTO] Dried 1 KG 1 & 84 KG 1, 3, & 5 KG
Pigeon Pea Dried Seeds - Red/Brown [PHOTO] Dried 1 KG 1 & 84 KG 1, 3, & 5 KG