Bean Southern Cowpea Coronet Pinkeye Purple Hull Seeds

Bean Southern Cowpea Coronet Pinkeye Purple Hull Seeds

Vigna unguiculata

Item #0261

62-90 days. Coronet is an improved Pinkeye Purple Hull cowpea with compact, 24” tall plants that don’t need to be staked. It’s also one of the most productive pinkeye types for plenty of “peas”. Very nutritious, cowpeas are low in fat, high in fiber and protein. Serve with cooked greens, ham hocks and rice for a traditional Southern dish, or add to your favorite soup or stew.

This packet sows two 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
7-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
When 1" tall
thin to 1
every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. NOTE: In very hot summer areas such as the South and Southwest, sow successive crops every two weeks from March to August.

When to start inside: Not recommended

Harvesting: For fresh, tasty cowpeas, shell seeds out of pod about 62 days after sowing. Seeds will be developed but not hard at this point. For dried beans, wait until pods are dry. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if not diseased.

Artist: Susan Rubin



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