(OPEN-POLLINATED) HEIRLOOM. 63 days. Very prolific producer that yields unusually 6-7 “L pods. Peas have a deep purple color when first shelled which then turn black when dried. Green pods are easy to shell. Tall 24-36”H bushy plants with pods at foliage level. Very drought resistant. Excellent for commercial production, fresh markets and home gardens. Disease resistant. Approximately 130 seeds per ounce or 2,080 seeds per pound
**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.
Companions: Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip.
Allies: Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
PEAS: Disease Resistance and Tolerance Key
BLCMV – Blackeye Cowpea Mosaic Virus
BVR – Bean Virus Resistant
CW – Common Wilt
FW – Fusarium Wilt
N – Nematodes
PEMV – Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
PM – Powdery Mildew