Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'Big Boy'

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Orange Beach, Alabama

Easley, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.