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Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Pigott Family Heirloom'

Botanical name: Vigna sinensis 'Pigott Family Heirloom'

Common name: cowpea

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

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Photo credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Pigott Family Heirloom'

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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 'Pigott Family Heirloom'"

Dating back to the mid 1850's, this cowpea enjoys both folklore and continued popularity. Named after a family from Louisiana, legend has it that this is the "best tasting" cowpea. With its brownish speckled seeds and distinct white eye, the families' claim may remain undisputed. Enjoy this Southern favorite dried or fresh. Maturity in 70-90 days. Edited by S. Derr

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