60 days- fresh sheller, 75-80 days- dry stage. Pinkeye purplehull developed for the fresh market. Suitable for either machine or hand harvest. Generally more synchronistic in setting pods and produces greater machine harvested yields than Texas Pinkeye Purple Hull. Does not have a tendency to vine as other pinkeyes do. Erect, determinate, compact (about 20") non-vining bush type plant habit. Bunches of 2-3 pods are highly set at or above the foliage level. Pods are green when immature and dark purple at the mature-green stage. Pods are straight, about 8"L with 9-11 peas per pod. Fresh peas are green with a light-pink eye and slightly kidney shaped.
**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.
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.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting 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
Blackeye Cowpea Mosaic Virus
- Chives deter aphids
- Mint improves health and flavor
- Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas