Zipper Cream Cowpeas pk/50

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SKU CP16-50
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Planting Instructions
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67 days. Vigna unguiculata. Open Pollinated. Low bushy type plant produces high yields of light colored cowpeas. Plant has 9" long green pods with 20 creamy white peas per pod. Peas are very delicious. The string on the pods acts like a zipper making it easy to shell. Cream cowpeas. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Developed by the Experiment Station in Gainesville, Florida in 1972. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 592374. Disease Resistant: N.

Lot No: 16-11108-8-5

Germination: 75%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 36” 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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by on January 20, 2010

I have raised these peas in the past and they fill out the pod with a large pea; they have a great taste; easy to shell and great yield

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by on July 15, 2010

These cowpeas are so worth the effort. There are 10 to as many as 15 peas in one pod. They are easy to pick and easy to cook. They taste great, cant believe more people don't plant them!!!

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by on October 7, 2013

Been growing peas for 60 years but never grew a better pea than this. In every way it is first class. Wife made some sandwich spread with them and it was great also. Reminds me of the old cream crowder from my youth.

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