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PlantFiles: Southern pea, Cowpea
Vigna unguiculata 'Carolina Classic'

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

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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
71 to 80 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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lssfishhunter On Jun 3, 2012, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is my favorite crowder pea. They produce large peas and many of them. Taste is better than Collossus which it is compared to in my area. I no longer buy Collossus because of Carolina Classic.

Neutral Farmerdill On May 17, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A tan crowder that is very early maturing: PVP

Regional...

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

Jonesville, South Carolina



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