Pigeon pea is a nitrogen-fixing, perennial shrub, growing to 4 m in height, that produces green or dry seed in seasonally dry climates. Pigeon peas are adaptable to many soil types and are used as a dry pea, green vegetable, fodder, fuelwood, green manure or cover crop.

'ICPL 88034 - Early Maturing' originates from part of a germplasm collection in India. Days to 50% flowering is 61 days, which is earlier than long duration varieties. Days to maturity is 115 days. This variety also shows day-neutral characteristics.