Cowpeas

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6

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1 out of 1 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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19 out of 20 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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13 out of 14 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

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BioNicaCCID
Location:
Chatham, NY
Date:
June 18, 2014
          4.0
 
Good for lowland tropics
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Robust, heat tolerant

What are the cons? None

Review:

We transplanted this variety at our training and research center in Nicaragua five months into the dry season (no rain for five months). The center is located in a hot, low-land, tropical zone. After two months this variety is much more robust than local varieties. We are looking forward to the harvest. BioNica.org

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lorrac
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Date:
June 21, 2013
          5.0
 
Cowpeas rule
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Laughs at heat and drought.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

This plant is amazing. Last summer the Midwest suffered indescribable heat of more than 90 degrees for well over a month, on top of a killer drought. But these cowpeas from Burkino Faso just plugged along as though nothing unusual was happening. They bore pods steadily until frost killed them. What's more, I didn't have to plant them again in the spring because stray seeds fell from withered vines over the winter (I didn't clean up my garden) and THEY SPROUTED IN THE SPRING. Who would have thought that an African crop, accustomed to hot weather, could overwinter its seeds in soggy cold and freezing conditions? A great plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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