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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 26, 2014 11:51 AM CST
I'm trying to add a picture of my pigley pigeon pea to the plant database, but I'm doing it wrong. This is what I have entered:

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KentPfeiffer
Sep 26, 2014 12:02 PM CST

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I'm assuming "pigley" is part of the common name not a cultivar name. If so, the plant is already in the database here:

Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan)

IF "pigley" is a cultivar of pigeon peas, you would need to add it like this:

Primary common name: Pigeon Pea
Accepted botanical name(Genus species): Cajanus cajan
Cultivar: Pigley
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 26, 2014 12:33 PM CST
Thank You!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 29, 2014 7:54 PM CST
I think that Baker Creek used the made up name 'Pigley' to make the seeds sound cute.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 29, 2014 8:46 PM CST
Can you describe the taste of pigeon peas, Greene? I'm hoping they aren't like black eyed peas.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 29, 2014 10:16 PM CST
My favorite vegetable is broccoli. Second favorite is homestyle baked beans with brown sugar and molasses, mmmmm, good.
Apologies to people who actually like black eyed peas, but I have never eaten a black eyed pea so don't know what they taste like.

Sorry, I don't like to eat Pigeon Peas; I only like to grow them. Rolling on the floor laughing I often grow vegetables so my neighbors can have free food; or I grow the plants so I can save seeds to trade.

Whistling I could hide the Pigeon Peas in a vegetable soup like Minestrone and fool myself - to me they are like Lima beans, yuck; toss a handful of Pigeon Peas into a spicy rice dish and maybe I wouldn't notice them; make a curry soup and use the blender to make them disappear - curry makes everything taste good.

Some people prepare the Pigeon Peas (in the pods) like Edamame...another thing I don't care for, but maybe with enough salt.?? Shrug!


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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2014 11:53 AM CST
I agree with greene, I think "Pigley" Pigeon Peas is probably just a common name used by Baker Creek Nursery and I bet if you e-mailed them they would tell you if it's a cultivar or a common name. It's been awhile but I had Pigeon Peas with some kind of rice dish a long time ago when vacationing in the Bahamas (at least I think they were Pigeon Peas) and they didn't taste at all like Black Eyed Peas, but I don't remember them tasting like lima beans either. It's been so long though that I don't remember really how to describe the taste. I love both Black Eyed Peas and Lima Beans but I don't cook either of them very often because my husband doesn't like them and it's too much trouble to cook them just for one.

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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2014 11:55 AM CST
By the way, when googling I found this interesting info about growing Pigeon Peas: http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/pigeon-pea.html
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Weedwhacker
Sep 30, 2014 9:07 PM CST
"Some people prepare the Pigeon Peas (in the pods) like Edamame...another thing I don't care for, but maybe with enough salt.??"

Or maybe with enough alcohol, Greene! Hilarious!
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 30, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Thanks everyone, for all the info.
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