Pigeon Peas

Pigeon pea is one of the major grain crops grown in the tropics and subtropics, it is consumed fresh, frozen or dried. Due to it’s high nitrogen content it is used as a livestock feed as well as to improve soil fertility.

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Pigeon Peas

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The Biodiversity Unit current has Sixteen (16) accessions of pigeon peas that vary in plant size, pod colour, and bearing pattern. Varieties are usually divided into seasonal versus year round with seasonal varieties flowering around the month of November when average daylength is shorter. Seasonal varieties are indeterminate and hence produce a bigger plant while the year round varieties are usually determinate producing a smaller plant that can be harvested mechanically. Seasonal varieties include Puzzle Island and Tobago while UW10, A23 and A63 are year round varities.

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Cajanus cajan L. Millsp

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Research Division Centeno

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