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Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Shanty Pea'

Botanical name: Vigna sinensis 'Shanty Pea'

Common name: cowpea

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

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Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Shanty Pea'

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

climber, fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Cowpeas: Vigna sinensis 'Shanty Pea'"

A long time Southern favorite, is this productive, sun loving cowpea. This South Carolina heirloom, is very easy to grow and will produce up until frost. Its vines yield long green pods, with shades of tan colored seeds tucked inside. With their distinctive white eye, trimmed in black, they can be enjoyed in a wide range of culinary dishes. Maturity in 80-90 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in South Carolina

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