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Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea
 
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Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea (30-75 seeds) (CW138) $2.50

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Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea

         
 
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Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled with medium-sized, tan peas that have dark speckles. A fine variety that is good for small gardens.
 
Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Veggie Gal
Location:
Pensacola, FL, United States
Date:
May 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Eat the peas not the pods.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor and tradition

What are the cons? none

Review:

I haven't ordered these seeds yet, but I wanted to let the Australian know that one doesn't eat the pods of speckled purple hulls. You sit on the porch with Grandma and shell them and cook and eat the peas only. Yummy! Give them another try and cook up a pot of peas with a hamhock! :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Helaxe
Location:
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Date:
March 4, 2017
          3.0
 
Vigorous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Taste

Review:

This was the first time I have tried to grow cow peas so was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised when they were extremely easy to germinate and I ended planting 5 out in the garden. However once they got going they didn't stop - they spread out in all directions climbing over other plants, up the nearby trellis and invading nearby garden beds. NOT BUSH. Also nothing bothered them. Wildlife chewed on all the other plants in the garden including the tomatoes but left these alone. No diseases or insects seem to touch them either. Unfortunately once the beans appeared we were disappointed. No body in my family enjoyed the taste of the young pods as snap beans and once they reached the thickness of a pencil they were extremely fibrous and no longer good to eat in the pod. Neither were the green beans particularly inspiring in flavour and while the ripening pods were beautiful I ended up ripping these from the garden as I couldn't justify the space they were taking up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Georgia
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Date:
February 25, 2017
          5.0
 
Definite keeper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very prolific, no pests

What are the cons? None

Review:

Summer was dry, but these grew beautifully. Need some staking. Very prolific and flavorful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MBennett
Location:
Rougemont, NC, United States
Date:
October 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Only Thing To Grow In New Dirt
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Grew vines more than expected

Review:

I bought a load of dirt to fill new raised beds, and NOTHING I planted grew - except these cowpeas. Not only was my dirt terrible but we had hot, dry weather that killed anything else that managed to sprout. These cowpeas took low soil fertility and terrible weather conditions in stride and produced tons of delicious cowpeas for us to eat. I also really liked how the bean pods were a dark purple, which made them easy to find in the green foliage. I let the pods dry completely on the vines and shelled the cowpeas for dried beans. The plants did vine into the garden pathways some, which surprised me since the description made them sound like compact bush plants. The vine growth was minimal, and easy to tuck back into their own garden bed so it wasn't a problem. I did use an inoculate when I planted the seeds. I will absolutely be planting these again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brandi
Location:
Edenton, NC
Date:
September 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Great growers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, vining plants

What are the cons? nothing so far

Review:

I was expecting these to be short and bushy but they are actually long and vining. This is great for my raised bed. Almost every set of flowers is double Podded. Have not tried yet. Will be adding a different kind next year to go alongside my remaining beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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