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I'm always on the hunt for food forest - perennial vegetable seeds. Especially when they improve your soil and enrich it, rather than leaching it of nitrogen.  Pigeon peas are known for their ability to fix nitrogen in the soil through a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This enhances soil fertility, promoting better growth of other crops in the area and future crops, by replenishing the soil that my be depleted by prior crops that have been planted. 


Pigeon Peas Pigeon peas are considered delicious due to their mild, nutty flavor and versatility in various culinary applications. They absorb the flavors of the dishes they are cooked in, making them a popular ingredient in many cuisines. Pigeon peas can be used in soups, stews, curries, and rice dishes, adding a satisfying and nutritious element to meals. The creamy texture of cooked pigeon peas enhances the overall eating experience, and they pair well with a wide range of spices, herbs, and other ingredients.


They are nutrient dense, as a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. Their nutritional value adds to their appeal as a staple food crop.

Pigeon pea plants are known for their productivity, producing a significant quantity of peas per plant.

They are adaptable to different climates and soil conditions, allowing for widespread cultivation in various regions and they can take the heat!


Pigeon pea plants are relatively hardy and can withstand certain environmental stresses, making them a reliable crop in diverse agricultural settings. They can handle drought, improve soil structure, prevent erosion and enhance water infiltration. This is particularly beneficial in areas with poor soil. 


Pigeon peas can be grown as a standalone crop or as part of crop rotation systems, contributing to sustainable agricultural practices.


The high demand for pigeon peas in various markets makes them economically important for farmers. They can serve as a valuable cash crop, contributing to income generation.

The adaptability of pigeon peas extends to culinary diversity, as they can be incorporated into a wide range of dishes, enriching the diets of communities that include them in their traditional cuisine.


The leaves and stems of pigeon peas can be used as fodder for livestock, providing a supplemental source of nutrition for animals.


 Pigeon peas can be incorporated into agroforestry systems, contributing to the creation of a more sustainable and diverse agricultural landscape. This can have positive effects on biodiversity and overall ecosystem health.

Pigeon Peas are perennials in zones 9 to 13 where they can be grown as a food forest crop. In zones below 9, they can still be grown in areas where there is 120 days of warm weather. While they would need to be grown as an annual, their abundance in harvest makes them well worth the effort. Great places to grow these as a perennial, are South Florida, South Texas, Southern California and warmer parts of Arizona.


They can grow from 3-12 feet tall and do not require support as they support themselves on thick, woody stems. They are also fast growing. These guys get huge and will feed a small army! 


This is for 25 Non-GMO seeds. 


We never sell any genetically modified seeds

Pigeon Pea Seeds, Cajanus Cajan, Food Forest, Perennial Vegetables, Legume

SKU: CJ4025

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