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PlantFiles: Cow Pea, Cowpea, Southern Pea
Vigna unguiculata 'White Acre'

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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 Acre

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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:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Laflora On Feb 8, 2009, Laflora from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Zipper Cream peas were my favorite Southern peas until I grew White Acre, which I think may be one of the parent peas of Zipper Cream (?). True, White Acre peas really are a pain to shell when fresh (easier when dry), but the taste is worth it. Easy to grow.

Positive Farmerdill On Aug 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small seeded white cream pea that has has been around for awhile. It is still popular and canned white acrea are available in local grocery chains. It is about half the size of a blackeye and tedious to shell by hand. UGA introduced an improved version in 1984 but it differs from the original only in having resistance to blackeye cowpea mosaic virus. Large semi vining plants.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Deland, Florida
Augusta, Georgia



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