Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'Lady Pea'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

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:

North Port, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Hopkins Park, Illinois

Kankakee, Illinois

Momence, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2010, TheQueenBee from Momence, IL wrote:

I love growing these peas! They take a licking and just keep on pumping out the peas! They taste great and are easy to shell dry, but not so easy fresh, but worth it.
I love to cook them with Louisiana purple hulls, brown crowders, speckled butterbeans, and christmas lima's all together with smoked turkey necks. That's the best bean dish in the world!
Anyway, they take dry conditions very well, and love to be foliar fed with liquid seaweed and fish emulsion as soon as they emerge from the soil, and every 7 days if you can find the time.

Neutral

On Nov 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small white pea. Too small for a good shellie. White acre is much better for that purpose. Good as a dried pea. Drys extremely fast and pops open on touch.