Big Boy Cowpea

Big Boy Cowpea

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DESCRIPTION

60-65 days -green shell stage, 85-90 days - dry shell. Upright bushes produce Crowder-type 8" L pods hold 10-15 light green peas with small brown eyes. Pods set high and are easy to pick! Dry peas are cream colored with light brown eyes. Lavender flower. Very prolific. Heat and drought tolerant.

**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

60-65 days

APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT

  • 2,174 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