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Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea (30-75 seeds) (CW117) $2.50

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Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea

         
 
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An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple pods have deep red seeds. This pretty variety produces well even in extreme conditions.
 
Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TingisBob
Location:
Prescott, KS, United States
Date:
July 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Haricot Rouge Burkinabe
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, several harvests

What are the cons? NOne

Review:

The haricot rouge Burkinabe are easy and fun to grow, They have lovely flowers and produce well here in central east Kansas. FYI As you see I referred to the beans as Burkinabe haricot rouge. I believe it was in 1982 Thomas Sankara led a coup in Haute Volta and a year later renamed the country Burkina Faso. The name involves the three main languages of the country burkina is the Maure word for "upright man". Faso is a composite Djula word fa meaning father and so meaning home or land; thus we have Burkina Faso meaning fatherland of the upright man. If you want to say someone or something is from Burkina Faso you add the Fulfulde suffix -be to the first part of the name Burkina resulting in Burkinabe. Thus, the name of the cowpeas should be as seen above haricot rouge Burkinabe. As to the name as given, in French "du" means "of the" while "de" means of. Thus, the name as given would be better be "Haricot Rouge de Burkina Faso". However, it would best be rendered Horicot Rouge Burkinabe"

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Monster
Location:
Mesa, AZ, United States
Date:
April 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Fantastic in the heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Heat and drought tolerant

What are the cons? Aphids can be problematic

Review:

I have been growing these and saving seed for over 10 years. These weather temperatures over 115 degrees in our area every year without any problems. They are very good producers even in extreme temperatures. I let them sprawl all over the garden to help shade the soil to conserve water. Occasionally aphids will become a problem on the flowers, but it doesn't usually take very long for the ladybugs to show up and help out. We like to cook them in the slow cooker with a little salt and garlic powder.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JKS
Location:
Danville, AL, United States
Date:
October 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Very great taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, beautiful flowers

What are the cons? None worth mention

Review:

These peas have a really great flavor, and the plant is aesthetically pleasing, to boot. I had some trouble starting seed in the garden, but I mothered over some of these while starting them in peat pots. The seedlings produced this way did great in the garden. They also produce well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skada
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
February 19, 2016
          4.0
 
SO MANY PEAS
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? SO MANY PEAS

What are the cons? SO MANY PEAS

Review:

Things that bothered this plant: the one freeze of the year in Houston. Things that did NOT bother this plant: heat, more heat, humidity, damp, significant flooding, a tropical cyclone, wind, rain, dry, a month of no rain, bugs, mites, aphids, mildew, diseases, the cat, the dog, the birds, the resident snake, or the gardner trying her best to keep up with them. I had so many peas I ended up giving them away to friends because I just couldn't deal with them anymore. Then I gave more away, and then after I finally tore out the vines at the end of the summer I missed some and had volunteer cowpeas that were just starting to bloom before it finally froze in winter. For what it's worth, the young shoots are delicious in a stir-fry with garlic. Would I grow them again? Heck yes. If you're feeding a lot of people, these will keep you fed. The vines do want to run so a support of some sort will make it easier to deal with. A wire godzilla structure would be ideal.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidi
Location:
Norman, OK
Date:
January 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Summer 2014 Garden Star
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific growth, tkes heat

What are the cons? N/A

Review:

This was my star performer this year. OK has very hot temps and drought the past few years and this made it through amazingly well. It was one of the few plants in my garden that was still green in late August. It produced heavily through summer and fall, then less prodigiously when the temps dipped. I had some plants continued to produce until a hard freeze in early November. All told I got 1 lb of beans from 8 plants. Zero pest problems. I'd call this a winner.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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