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Vigna sesquipedalis 'Farmers 131'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: sesquipedalis (ses-kwee-ped-AY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Farmers 131

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

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


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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 22, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Known You Seed provides this information: "Plant is early, tolerant to heat, and can set pods under long day condition. Flowers are light purple-red. Pod is 60-65 cm in length, 1.1 cm in diameter, weighing 25 g, light green, but its tip is purple. The flesh of pod is thick, tender, and not easy to be aging. It can be harvested around 55 days after sowing. "


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

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
Alexandria, Virginia

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