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Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'Haricot Rouge de Burkino Faso'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vigna (VIG-nuh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Haricot Rouge de Burkino Faso
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Hopkins Park, Illinois

Kankakee, Illinois

Momence, Illinois

Mountain View, Missouri

Boise City, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 28, 2010, TheQueenBee from Momence, IL wrote:

VERY RARE.
This is another one of those very prolific tiny peas from Africa that grow extremely well with very high yields. These seeds were grown in a sandy area on a parcel I plant cowpeas on, and mulched with straw. The only water they received was rain. There was too much rain the first part of the year and a drought the second half. These peas out yielded all of my other cowpeas (except Gray Speckled Palapye cowpea) at my home garden that were pampered all summer. I only used liquid seaweed to foliar feed the seedlings.

Neutral

On Dec 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Very colorful red-purple pods with deep red seeds. This beautiful variety produces well in extreme conditions. Rare!