Empire Pinkeye Southern Peas (Cowpea) is an open-pollinated, heirloom that matures in 75 days. High yielder. Large pea and erect growth habit that aids in hand or mechanical harvesting. Pod color brown to tan. 75 days maturity. Botanical name is Vigna unguiculata. Seeding rate is 1 lb per 100 foot row or 50 lbs per acre. Approximately 187 seeds per ounce or 3,000 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.
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 90 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.