Cowpea 'Pinkeye Purple Hull' Seeds

Pods get purple tip and suture when ready to shell.

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This early producing heirloom cowpea or Southern pea gives heavy yields of long purple pods on bushy plants. The pods contain creamy white peas with a pink eye. Southern cowpeas are part of a traditional Southern meal. Mature pods grow in bunches for easy picking. The pods are green and purple when immature and turn purple when mature. Excellent drying and canning variety. Good disease resistance.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Vigna unguiculata
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 2 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Growth Habit Bush
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50