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PlantFiles: Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'Myrtle's Cow Pea'

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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: Myrtle's Cow Pea

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Big_Red On Jun 17, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

An Appalachian heirloom. Seed provided by Gary Perkins, founding member of Appalachian Heirloom Seed Conservancy. Collected from Myrtle Bates of Wayland, KY, who got it from her grandmother, Leadner Johnson, of Right Beaver Creek, Knott County, KY.

Regional...

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

Bethelridge, Kentucky



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