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California Blackeye No. 5 Cowpeas pk/50
California Blackeye No. 5 Cowpeas CP3-50

California Blackeye No. 5 Cowpeas pk/50

: 50
CP3-50
$2.75 $2.50
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Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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55 days. Vigna unguiculata. Open Pollinated. The plant produces good yields of 6 to 8" long pods. The vines are upright and semi-spreading. One of the most dominant favorite variety of all Southern peas. Used fresh or dried. Cream cowpeas. Drought Resistant. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. A variety from Georgia, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 663013. Disease Resistant: FW, N.

Lot No: 16-10448

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Cowpea Bean Seeds
Vigna unguiculata

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 to 1 1/2"above 65 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 2 - 3"12 - 36" 2 to 3"70 - 90 days
Cowpea Seed Planting Information:

Plant your cowpeas outdoors directly in the garden after your last frost date. Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 65 F. Cowpeas require a long growing season with 4 months of warm days. They are drought resistant and basically can grow anywhere corn can grow. Plants can grow 8 to 36" tall.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires rich fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Beans do not like soil that is too moist. Water during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Cowpeas can be harvested at any time, but are most often used as a green mature bean. Also grown and used as a dried bean. Frequent harvesting also encourages plant to produce more pods.


Beans (Cowpeas)
Growing Calendar
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: above 65 F
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Seed Depth: 1 to 1 ½“

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Plant Spacing: 2 to 3”

Row Spacing: 12 to 36”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 70 to 90 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 11


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

N – Root-Knot Nematode

Scientific Name: Meloidogyne spp.

Type: Parasites

Nematodes are soil dwelling parasites that feed on plant roots and affect cucumbers, okra, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. Symptoms include yellowing of the leaves, wilting, and stunting of the plant. The plant will have galled and decayed roots. Nematodes are most active when soil temperatures are 85 - 95 F and usually occur when the soil is moisture. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Nematodes are most active in warm soils and they need water to thrive so take advantage of summer’s heat to wither them away. Withhold water from nematode infested areas of the garden and turn or till the soil every 7-10 days during the summer to expose nematodes to the drying effects of the sun. Proper tillage practices may be helpful in managing the disease. Certain types of marigolds work by excreting a substance that is damaging to nematodes as well as trapping them in their roots and preventing reproduction. Elbon rye is an effective nematode control that can be planted as a cool season cover crop that is turned under in early spring. The use of soil fumigants like Vapam has been helpful and a fungicide called Actinovate can also be helpful in managing the lowering of the nematode population. Using transparent plastic mulches for 4 to 6 weeks have been shown to kill nematodes. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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