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.

'Georgia TWO' pigeon pea was developed by Dr. Sharad Phatak at the University of Georgia. It is a short-duration, day-neutral variety and is said to be determinate. This variety is very vigorous and productive and may produce up to 4,480 kg of dry seed per hectare.