Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

Breeds and Varieties

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Product records (Pigeonpea)

1.  KAT 60/8 (KAT/PP 60/8)

Pigeonpea varieties are sensitive to differences in temperature. With late maturing types, high temperatures (greater than 20oC) delay maturity whereas in the early types higher temperatures (20-30°C) hasten maturity.

2.  Mbaazi-1

A determinate variety that grows 80-120cm high depending on season and altitude.

3.  Mbaazi-2

Has spreading growth habit and plant height ranges from 120 to 240cm depending on season and altitude and is normally planted in the short rain season (October-November) – mainly two season variety