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Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan)

(Also known as Gandules, Congo pea, Angola pea, Puerto Rico pea)

The Pigeon pea has long been in cultivation in parts of Asia (Perhaps 3000 years), but plant geographers have placed its origin in tropical Africa. It is now widely grown in both the old-world and new-world tropics; probably its seeds followed slave trade routes from Africa to the new World.

The first harvest can be expected 4-6 months after sowing. Seed production falls off significantly after two years. Forage plants should be pruned regularly over a 3 to 4 year period for animal fodder.
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