Pigeon Peas Seeds
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Pigeon Peas Seeds

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SKU BN143-50
$4.00 $3.75
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Country Of Origin: India India
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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85 days. Cajanus indicus. Open Pollinated. Pigeon Peas. The plant produces high yields of flavorful pigeon peas. They can be served in the same manner as green peas or cowpeas, combining them with other vegetables. Peas 'n' Rice is a dish made in the Bahamas. It includes onions, celery, tomatoes, rice, and pigeon peas. Pigeon peas are important commercially in India. Plant as you would in the same manner as cowpeas. Most pigeon peas are harvested in the dry stage and marketed as dried peas. This variety will succeed under hot growing conditions. Where intercropping is followed, we recommend Cotton and Pigeon Pea cultivation. A Cotton/Pigeon Pea crop combination allows the food legume to benefit from the insecticide spraying applied on the cotton crop and cotton takes advantage of the nitrogen-fixing ability of pigeon pea. Pigeon peas are remarkably drought-resistant, tolerating dry areas. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. A variety from India. Disease Resistant: FW.

Lot No: R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 2 to 13 feet tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Pigeon Peas
Cajanus indicus

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 to 1 1/2"above 65 F 14 to 21 daysFull Sun Spring/Summer
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
9 - 15 6 to 8"12 to 24" 6 to 8"90 to 120 days
Pigeon Peas Planting Information:

Plant your Pigeon Peas outdoors directly in the garden after your last frost date. Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 65 F. Pigeon Peas require a long growing season with 4 months of warm days. They are drought resistant and basically can grow anywhere corn can grow. Plants can grow 3 to 12 feet tall.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires rich fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Beans do not like soil that is too moist. Water during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Pigeon Peas can be harvested at any time, but are most often used as a green mature bean. Also grown and used as a dried bean. Frequent harvesting also encourages plant to produce more pods.

Beans (Pigeon Peas)
Growing Calendar
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: above 65 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: 1 to 1 ½“

Days to Germination: 14 to 21 days

Plant Spacing: 6 to 8”

Row Spacing: 12 to 24”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 90 to 120 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 to 15

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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by on June 1, 2019

Love my pigeon peas from reimerseeds.com!! I have purchased large quantities from other dealers and But always come back to Reimer for the best variety of pigeon pea. Love these mottled pods and large pea.

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by on April 9, 2014

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