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Black-Eyed Pea, California

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California Black-eyed, Pea (Cowpea) Seed: 7.30g = approx. 30 seeds

Black-Eyed Pea, California

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Black-Eyed Pea - Cowpeas - Brassica oleracea

Hardy Annual- Black Eyed Peas are a favorite in southern vegetable gardens. Black Eyed peas inside a slender pod. The 6" - 10" pods look like a green bean. Inside are tan colored beans. Black Eyed Peas have a black circle on it with a beige spot in the middle of the circle. "Pink Eye" peas have a pink circle in the middle.

Soil & Water: Black Eyed Pea plants are tolerant of heat and dry weather conditions. However, for maximum growth and harvest, water frequently, especially during dry periods. Try to keep the leaves dry as you water.

Planting & Growing: Plant outdoors after the last frost date, and when the soil has warmed. Sow seeds directly into the garden. Seeds do not sprout well in cold or cool soils.

Harvesting & Storage: Young, tender leaves are edible. Pick as needed for salads. Or, cook them like spinach. For dried beans, pick after the pods have dried. The beans can be allowed to dry right on the vine.

Did You Know? Cowpeas, both the bean and young leaves are edible. Many gardeners grow them, and never knew the leaves are edible, too.

Soil Temperature: 65-85F

Planting Depth:

Germination: 7-10 Days

Days To Maturity: 80-90 Days

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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