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Pigeon pea

Cajanus cajan

Also known as

Catjang pea, Red gram, Dahl, Dhal

Cajanus cajan, flowers by Filo gèn' (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.5m

Min

Flowering

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A close up of a Cajanus cajan plant
A flowering Cajanus cajan plant
A Cajanus cajan plant with a yellow flower and a green seed pod
A green Cajanus cajan plant
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Pigeon pea Overview

The green peas can be eaten or dried. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 38C. The long pods are glossy green, turning dark brown as they mature.

Other uses of Pigeon pea

Culinary, vegetable, food