Southern Pea, Cowpea
Vigna unguiculata 'Quickpick'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Quickpick
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake City, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A pinkeye purple hull with a more compact vine. A 1999 release from LSU. 6/25/08 These were planted the 15 th of April, when the ground was moist. From May to the present we have had 3/8 of an inch of rain, none of it since the middle of May. I am surprised at the drought tolerance of this cultivar. It is a compact plant, but it would probably be larger with adequate water.