Pigeon Pea, Green (Cajanus cajan)

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This tropical legume is famous and loved in Caribbean cuisine and beyond. Pigeon pea is grown widely throughout the tropics and subtropics as a perennial evergreen and nitrogen fixer that provides protein rich peas. 

Pigeon Pea is a hardy and versatile tree/shrub that can grow in a wide range of low fertility soils and soil textures and will reach about 6ft tall, 3ft wide. Pollinators love the very attractive bright yellow-orange unique pea flowers. 

Peas are super nutritious and full of protein! They have a nutty taste/texture and can be harvested 5-8 months after planting. Pigeon pea improves soil content and soil structure, is ideal for 'chop and drop' mulching, and when planted close together quickly forms a thick hedge or living wall for a perfect natural windbreak.  Pigeon Pea is one of our favorite fast growing, drought resistant, extremely versatile permaculture plant.

Plant Type:
Tropical Fruit Tree, Shrub, Legume

Harvest Season:
Late Summer - Winter

Mature Size:
Up to 12 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture:
Will grow faster, bigger, better, and live longer if they have plenty of water and nutrients but are also very tolerant of poor, sandy soils.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9+ with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Pigeon Pea is grown from seed, capable of harvest within growing season.

Rated 5.0 stars
Based on 6 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
6 reviews
  • DR
    Deborah R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Perfect little plants!

    All 3 of my green pigeon pea plants arrived in great condition! They are still acclimating to my yard and we will be planting them soon. They are all growing well and look really happy. Can’t wait to get some peas from them!

  • A
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    10/10, would (will) buy again

    I bought two of these plants and am in love with them. I'm in zone 9 and they are THRIVING. I've only had them in the ground for a short period and they're already blooming. They're happy despite the intense rainy season and the relatively poor soil I have in my back yard. The foliage is also gorgeous, which is an advantage. I'll absolutely buy more of these to add to my food forest.

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Definitely a good buy.

    Came in perfect and is holding up very nicely.

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Very nice and healthy

    Impressed with the height and packaging in the biodegradable planter

  • D
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    It came very healthy and ready to go.

    So excited about this plant.

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