Pigeon Peas ( Toor Dal Cultivation ) will grow just about anywhere and mostly many soil conditions with little water. And of course, it will grow faster and live longer.
There are many varieties of Pigeon Peas ( Varieties of Toor dal Cultivation ) from a large tree-like species to smaller shrubs and little variations. The different types also grow at various times. If you live in a cold climate, grab a faster-growing species.
Types of Toor Dal / Varieties of Toor Dal
Toor dal Cultivation variations are grouped into three sections; Early,
Medium and Slow organic varieties. The first growing flower in 3 to 4 months of seeding. The medium growing varieties flower in 6 to 8months and Slow maturing varieties will take 18 to 24months to build flowers.
How to plant Toor Dal seeds / How to plant Pigeon Peas
Make seeding holes of 15 to 20cm wide and 20 to 30cm long and 20 to
30cm deep each hole and Fill the hole with humus rich topsoil and plant seeds 3 to 4cm deep in the wet soil. No pre-treatment of seeds is required.
Best time to plant seeds – Toor dal cultivation season
Use 1.0m to 0.5m spacing. Don’t plant any other seeds in between Toor Dal seeds.Plant the seed directly in the area early in the period at the onset of rains mid-November to December.
Various names know Pigeon Peas ( Toor Dal ) few of them below.
varieties of toor dal
Tubarika – Sanskrit
Toor Dal – Marathi
Toor dal or arhar dal two equally famous names in Hindi
Rahar daal – Nepali
kandi bedalu – Telugu
Toor Dal Plants can start blooming in as little as a couple of months, and you could probably harvest the first seeds after 3 to 4 months for the first cut.
However, depending on the variety of seeds and the farming time it can take a lot longer can be eight months or more.
The plants are daytime sensitive and will bloom sooner if the days are quick.
Select the seeds if you want fresh ( Toor Dal ) or forget them on the plant to dry. Pigeon peas are great croppers and the roots seeds grow in significant clusters at the end of the branches.
You can cut your plants at any point if you want to use them as organic mulch for livestock. If you need the entire crop to produced entirely, then the best time is two months from the date of seeding. However, most of the plants get a good cut every few months, and they just keep growing back bigger and stronger.
Harvesting Toor Dal
Pick dry pods, shell, and window to remove the nuts. Stems are cut after 2 to 5 seasons depending on the quality.
toor dal cultivation tips