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Vigna unguiculata 'Big Boy'

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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: Big Boy

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive homme On Jun 26, 2011, homme from Easley, SC wrote:

Grows well in my Piedmont SC area, but the local insect populous seems to prefer this variety over everything else available. (Apparently for miles and miles and miles)

Positive Farmerdill On Jul 20, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large southern pea reminescent of a giant blackeye with out the pronounced eye. Flavor is very close to the blackeye. Large and easy to shell. Prolific. It is one of the favorites in this area. Available from most local feed and seeds.

Regional...

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

Orange Beach, Alabama
Arial, South Carolina



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