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Vigna sesquipedalis 'Black Stripe Seed'

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

Synonym:Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 5, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a new variety developed recently in Taiwan and has become very popular there. Edible pods are crisp and delicious. Seeds have white/black stripes, so they are also called White/Black seeded. The plant grows very well in tropical regions with heat and rain. A high yielder.



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