Southern Pea (Cowpea) Knuckle Purplehull 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Heavy yielding, brown crowder type pea. Known as "Knuckle Hull" because of the big, plump peas! Low bushy plant with 6 to 9 inch long pods scattered at foliage level. Pods turn reddish to purple with large seeds that turn brown when dry. Purple flower. Excellent dried and as a canning variety. Cowpeas, Southern Peas, are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpeas come in bush, vine, tall and short varieties. Great for stopping soil erosion and weed suppression. Cowpeas make an excellent Nitrogen source ahead of fall-planted crops and attract many beneficial insects. Cowpeas grow well on poor land and add lots of rich matter to the soil. Also, they make a good animal fodder crop. Harvest in about 65 days. Germination rate is about 80% or better.
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David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.
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We cannot possibly put all the directions you need for growing southern pea in your area on the seed package. We recommend that you read articles or check with other gardeners in your area.
This is an heirloom seed, meaning it has been passed down from generation to generation for at least 75 years. As a rule, heirloom seeds taste better and will grow the same year after year.
These are also open pollinated meaning they will reproduce themselves. While all heirlooms are open pollinated not all open pollinated seeds are heirlooms.
Companion planting is planting seed varieties near each other to benefit one or more of the plants. Some plants benefit each other by attracting beneficial insects, keeping away unwanted bugs. Others aid in pollination. Some plants have working relationships with each other and others have antagonistic (hostile) relationships.
Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.