Nitrogen fixing annual legume spreading to 1.5 metres, mauve flowers. Green pods eaten when young, plants can yield up to 1kg of black seeds.
Used cooked for pulses, soil improver. Adds nitrogen, builds organic matter, smothers weeds and controls nematodes; use as a living mulch under corn; good animal forage; some drought tolerance.
Sow in temperate areas November - February; in subtropical areas September - March and in tropical areas during the wet season.
Packet Size: approx 5g