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Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
pigeonpea
CACA27

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 10
Height, Mature (feet) 10.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.3
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 400
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1600
Precipitation, Minimum 25
Precipitation, Maximum 150
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 31
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 8000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 11/01/2014 04:16 AM MDT