In June we planted some Gandules ( pigeon peas) trees. I love them so much! They not only are a Puerto Rican staple, but they grow very fast. They make great hedges or even shade trees depending how big they grow. You could line your whole property with them. We harvested our first batch a few days ago. I made rice with them. I gave some to my pastor and I have orders in already. My family in the states were the first ones to ask for some. There is nothing like fresh Gandules.
This is what the trees look like.
This is a typical pot of Spanish Rice with pigeon Peas ( arroz con Gandules)