Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpeas pk/50

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SKU CP18-50
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Planting Instructions
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43 days. Vigna unguiculata. Open Pollinated. Bush type plant produces heavy yields of 6 to 7" long pods and cream color cowpeas. The white colored peas have a pink or purple eyes. Pods turn purple at shell stage. Cowpeas turn cream with a maroon eye when dried. With this early producing variety you can produce two crops per season. Excellent drying and canning variety. Cream cowpeas. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Disease Resistant.

Lot No: 15-10598

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 18 to 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.

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