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Vigna unguiculata 'Knuckle Purple Hull'

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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: Knuckle Purple Hull

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Nov 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large brown seeded crowder. Grows well and is easy to shell. Hull turns purple at green shell stage. It is not as large as Colossal which I prefer but does well.

Regional...

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

Orange Beach, Alabama
Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)



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