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Vigna unguiculata 'Pole Cat Peas'

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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: Pole Cat Peas

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
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:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jul 26, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very productive pea that has growth reminiscent of blackeyes and White Acre. Peas are mottle black on white. Tend to thicken soup more than a blackeye.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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