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Vigna unguiculata 'White Whippoorwill'

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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: White Whippoorwill

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Plants produce loads of these creamy-white peas that are great picked young and stir-fried or harvested when dry for soup. An old Southern heirloom.

Regional...

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

Hopkins Park, Illinois
Momence, Illinois
Pembroke Twp, Illinois
Monroe, North Carolina



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