Texas Cream 8 Cowpea

Texas Cream 8 Cowpea

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DESCRIPTION

Very popular garden variety! Mild flavor and a creamy, soft texture. Upright, tall bushy type plant with dark glossy leaves. High, concentrated set pods make peas easy to pick. High yields of small seeds with a smooth and wrinkled seed coat. Green when mature and dark straw colored when dry. Highly tolerant to drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, including heavy clay and sandy soils.

**Cowpeas, Southern Peas, are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpeas come in bush, vine, tall and short varieties. Great for stopping soil erosion and weed suppression. Cowpeas make an excellent Nitrogen source ahead of fall-planted crops and attract many beneficial insects. Cowpeas grow well on poor land and add lots of organic matter to the soil. Also, they make a good animal fodder crop.

CLASSIFICATIONS
OPEN POLLINATED

Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.

HEIRLOOM

This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.

VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
Direct Seed (100 Ft.)Distance Apart In Row After ThinningSpace Between RowsPlanting Depth
1 Lb.2-3"36-40"1 1/2-2"

* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.

ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY

75 days

APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT

  • 2,947 per Lb.

COMPANIONS

  • Bean
  • Carrot
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Turnip

ALLIES

  • Chives deter aphids
  • Mint improves health and flavor

ENEMIES

  • Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas