Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
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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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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