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Vigna unguiculata 'Collossus'

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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: Collossus

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Category:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral lssfishhunter On Jan 30, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The seeds are fairly easy to find. However, there are times when you can't find the seed because of 'crop failure.' These peas shell easily, are fairly productive and are large. The taste is decent but nothing special. I prefer Carolina Classic over Collossus even though Carolina Classic is much harder to find.

Positive Farmerdill On Jul 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1972 release from Clemson University. One of the largest and best of the crowder peas. Very prolific and easy to shell.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Jonesville, South Carolina
Radford, Virginia



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