California Blackeye #5 Southen Peas (Cowpea) is an Open-pollinated, heirloom that matures in 60-70 days. Most popular of all Southern peas across the country! Rich, lightly sweet flavor and meaty texture. Dark black-eye trademark on its white shell. Can use as green shell or dry peas. California Blackeye #5 Cowpea is early maturing. 6-8″L pods, well-filled with medium-large seeds. Vigorous, heavy yielding, 16-18″H upright to semi-spreading vines. Fair drought resistance. Great fresh, frozen, or canned. Blackeye peas are also called blackeye beans, Cowpeas, Southern peas, Crowder peas, Jhudunga, Barboti Kolai, Alasande, Lobhia, Bura, Chola, Chowla, Chawali. Resistant: Fusarium Wilt, Nematodes. Approximately 105 seeds per ounce or 1,723 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
Each seed packet contains approximately 105 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.