Mississippi Purple Southen Peas (Cowpea) is an open-pollinated, heirloom with maturity of 65 days. Less vine than most of the other heirloom varieties of brown CROWDERS. High yielding, delicious large brown seeds with reddish purple pods at green shell stage. Pods shell very easily. At the dry stage, they are purple. Concentration of pods at foliage level and is bunched. Pods contain about 14 seeds and mature over a short time. 24″H semi-erect with semi-compact foliage. Lavender flower. Resistant: Fusarium Wilt Races 1-3, Nematodes (4 of 5 types). Approximately 160 seeds per ounce or 2,560 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 80 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.