Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'Knuckle Purple Hull'

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Orange Beach, Alabama

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.