Black-Eyed Cowpea

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Black-Eyed Cowpea

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Black Eyed Cow Pea (Vigna unguiculata) are the most well-known and popular of the cowpeas. This variety is said to bring luck when eaten on New Year's Day. These useful legumes have deep roots that fix nitrogen to the soil and help the plants survive heat and drought. Versatile enough to harvest at any stage.

Excellent cover crop and food source for a variety of animals such as deer, cattle, rabbits and chickens. Harvest plenty and enjoy the delicious flavor fresh, frozen, or canned. Large, premium seed packets give instructions on how to grow and when to plant outdoors.

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Sow directly outside 1-2 weeks after last frost, when soil has warmed to 65° or more. Plant in sunny location with well-draining soil, spacing seeds out 2-4" apart. Harvest peas early as a snap bean, later at the shelling stage when peas swell up, or after the peas have dried completely for dry storage.

Days to germination: 8-10
Planting depth: 1"
Plant Spacing: 3"
Soil Temperature: 65-75°F
Light Requirements: Full Sun

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