Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'California # 5'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: California # 5
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Byers, Colorado

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 21, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This has become the standard Blackeye pea in recent years. If you buy seeds labeled simply Blackeye or California Blackeye, Odds are it will be the #5. Grows well, good producer.