Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) aka Gandules aka Toor dal is a perennial legume that quickly grows into a tree! The seeds that form can be eaten green or dried and are the key ingredient in Indian dals. The plant is loved across the tropics and by permaculture designers who value it’s quick growing biomass and nitrogen fixation.
2020 is The Utopian Seed Project’s first year working with Pigeon Peas. The seed came via board member, Brandon Ruiz, who harvested them from a Charlotte based Holiday Inn! If we are successful then there are many varieties to continue experimenting with.