Pigeon Pea, Gungo pea Seeds

pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), also known as arhar, tur, red gram, or gungo peas. It’s a classic permaculture plant for ecological gardening. A perennial plant of African heritage that has migrated all over the world. The plant produces high yields of pods and seeds. This variety will thrive in warm growing conditions, remarkably resistant to drought, and disease-resistant. You can serve pigeon peas in the same way as green peas or beans, and combine them with other vegetables. Peas are consumed on a large scale in South Asia and are a major source of protein for the Indian subcontinent population. It is the accompaniment to rice or roti (flat bread) and has a basic food status throughout India.

Recommended instructions:


  • Select a full sunny sowing area
  • Plan the amount of seeds according to 1 m² depending on the size of the area / vessel
  • Number of seeds per square meter: 1-2
  • Sowing depth is twice the size of the seed, 1 cm deep
  • Keep soil moist until germination. (Not too wet)
  • Watering once a day to once every three days (depending on the season)
  • It is recommended to use compost and organic nutrients and microbes.

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Species Pea
Scientific Name Cajanus cajan
Germination Period 15-20
Days till maturity 120
Sowing Depth 1 cm
Sowing Intervals 1 m
Sowing Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Sowing Instructions Pigeon Pea is a perennial shrub that grows 1-2 meters tall, choose a location that receives at least 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. Seeds germinate within 15-20 days. The pigeon peas are harvested in the dry stage and marketed as dried peas but you can choose the green pods for fresh peas. 120 days for harvest.
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