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Vigna unguiculata 'Texas Pinkeye'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Texas Pinkeye
Hybridized by Texas A&M

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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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By Farmerdill
Thumbnail #1 of Vigna unguiculata by Farmerdill


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Aug 2, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

AS described by Willhite: "Plants are tall, erect bush-types, without runners. The slightly curved pods concentrate at or above the foliage level. Pods are green and purple when immature, dark purple when ready for mature-green harvest, and purple when dry. Fresh peas are kidney shaped and green with a bright pink eye. The dry seed has a smooth to slightly wrinkled cream-color seed coat with a dark maroon eye, slightly larger than that of “Pinkeye Purple Hull.”
Grows well here but almost indistinguishable form the Pinkeye Purple Hull


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

Augusta, Georgia

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