Bean TREE is blooming!

ocalagirlsOctober 22, 2012

Ok, so it's not a "tree". But it is certainly the biggest bean plant I've ever grown. I decided to try growing gandules (pigeon pea) this year and I am very happy with the results. I heard they were bullet proof so I did absolutely nothing to the plant and put it in the worst soil in my yard. It's done well considering. The only problem is that I started the seeds inside before the last frost date, it is just now blooming and the temperatures are starting to cool. It's a long season subtropical plant and I have no idea what cooler temperatures will do to it. Has anyone grown pigeon peas before and do you know of a variety that matures earlier? I got the seeds from a family member in Puerto Rico where cool fall nights are not a concern.

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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

This site says they can't withstand frost, do you get frosts? It says they need 140 days of growing season as an annual. Perhaps it would do better in full sun since it is under a tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: pigeon pea

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 6:23PM
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