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Pigeon Pea, Cajanus Cajan

$6.50

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Fast growing and very versatile, pigeon pea is a leguminous shrub to about 3 m. The peas are a staple food in Indian dhal, the whole plant is used as nutritious animal fodder. Pigeon pea can be frequently pruned for mulch and the plant is a good nurse plant in your food forest. Pigeon pea also makes a good windbreak. 

Pigeon pea grows 2-5 meters and is only marginally frost hardy. It likes full sun and it does not require fertile soil.

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