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Hercules Cowpeas pk/50
Hercules Cowpeas CP5-50

Hercules Cowpeas pk/50

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65 days. Vigna unguiculata. Open Pollinated. The plant produces good yields of flavorful cowpeas. A favorite rare variety of the South that can get 10" long. Used as a dried bean. Brown cowpeas. An excellent choice for home gardens. This variety was developed by the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson, South Carolina, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 666254.

Lot No: R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 01/19

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
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
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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.

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