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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: either over-crowded or villages left half-empty.
Gungo peas/Pigeon peas
« on: January 15, 2022, 08:11:24 pm »
The subject peas have many names, but gungo & pigeon peas seem to be their most common names.  I used to buy them all the time (canned) from Tesco, but they stopped offering them.  I can't be doing with buying them off the web for delivery so wondering whether growing this tropical/sub-tropical pea might work/has worked in the UK.
Anyone given them a try either in a tunnel/glass house or (speculatively as an annual) outdoors ?
[ Yeah OK, when there are so many good pulses that can be guaranteed to fruit in the UK, why try grow yet one more from hotter climes ?  Answer:  They just taste so bloomin good out of a can and I look forward to, one-day, eating them fresh from the pod ! ]
« Last Edit: January 15, 2022, 08:14:44 pm by arobwk »

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Gungo peas/Pigeon peas
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 08:24:52 pm »
I've heard of them but never tried them, and I doubt I shall as if they're hard for you to grow, then they would not survive up here.  But dream on  :roflanim: :garden: :hungry:
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Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Gungo peas/Pigeon peas
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 06:32:25 am »
Have you looked in the dried goods aisle at the supermarket? I've bought them that way before now. Of course they won't taste like fresh, but at least you'd still be able to get some with your groceries.

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: either over-crowded or villages left half-empty.
Re: Gungo peas/Pigeon peas
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 08:10:25 pm »
Have you looked in the dried goods aisle at the supermarket? I've bought them that way before now. Of course they won't taste like fresh, but at least you'd still be able to get some with your groceries.

Not seen them dried in s/markets so far:  I've now resorted to ordering some dried peas (rather than canned peas) from Jalpur Millers who also refer to them as "Tuwar beans".  (Obviously a pea with a myriad of names.)

Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Gungo peas/Pigeon peas
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 08:57:45 am »
Morrisons carry a good range of dried goods, eg KTC brand, and you're right about the variety of names; you may have to read the small print on the label to identify them as pigeon peas.

 

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