Pinkeye Purple Hull Bush Cowpea Bean Seeds

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This packet sows up to 33 feet.
Availability: In Stock
Pinkeye Purple Hull' are productive, compact, 2'-tall plants that don't need to be staked, and produce prolifically in drier conditions than other beans. Cowpeas, also called crowder peas, are very nutritious, low in fat and 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. 62 days for fresh; 90 for dry cowpeas.
$1.99 25 grams

Botanical Name: Vigna unguiculata

Days to Maturity: 62–90 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, bushy plants

Variety Information: Cylindrical, 6" long pods produced on crown of plant. Medium to large cream-colored seed with a red or maroon "eye".

Type: Shelling bean

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 3"–4"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Not requried

Harvesting: For fresh, tasty cowpeas, shell seeds or enjoy in pod about 60 days after sowing, when peas just start to swell in the pod; seeds will be developed but not hard at this point. For dried beans, wait until the pods are dry and straw-colored to harvest. Young foliage is also edible and enjoyed like spinach. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

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Pinkeye Purple Hull Bush Cowpea Bean Seeds Reviews

1 review
Summer 2019 - huge plants, great harvest.
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I planted these beans as a summer groundcover in Houston as I was away travelling for the summer. I returned to a large harvest of very tasty purple-hulled beans. The only problem was that my garden had been overtaken by these plants, with 4 to 8 foot vines creeping, crawling and climbing everywhere! Definitely not "compact 2 foot tall plants" and definitely require (or prefer) staking or trellising. Nevertheless, I will most definitely be planting these again next summer!
Dave C
Owner Response: Thanks for sharing your experience, Dave. These plants should be compact, however sometimes bush varieties revert to their original vining form under certain environmental conditions. You can cut the vining top to keep them compact. Thanks again for taking the time to tell us about your tasty 'Purple Hull' peas.

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