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Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Green Eyed Pea'

Botanical name: Vigna sinensis 'Green Eyed Pea'

Common name: cowpea

also known as (black eyed pea, crowder pea, southern pea)

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Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Green Eyed Pea'

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Soil: dry, neutral, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Green Eyed Pea'"

Recognized for its distinct color and markings is this green eyed cowpea. A very rare variety, its origins can be traced back to Missouri. A green "eye" is noticeable on its otherwise brown seed. Its mild flavor can be enjoyed as a snap or dry out as a shelled pea for later use. Maturity in 70-90 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originated in Missouri

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