Cowpeas

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kimfl
Location:
Pensacola, FL, United States
Date:
January 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Question about these peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? They can be grown on a trellis

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

How long do these bear? Do they all come off at once like bush field peas, or will they bear continuously until frost, as pole green beans and pole butter beans do?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CHale
Location:
Deland, FL, United States
Date:
September 7, 2015
          5.0
 
Great plentiful bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Beans seeds are large

What are the cons? None

Review:

Planted these in Central Florida in mid June. These are very prolific plants. I did not trellis which would be preferred but I had no problem harvesting. I pick large green beans when the pods look like they are fully filled out. When shelling there are usually 15-20, nice size beans (small marble size) enabling you to fill a bowl quite easily. When this size, the beans get a nice molted look to them. When picked a little younger the beans look like almost like green black eyed peas. I usually pick a few small beans not filled out yet and us them as snaps when cooking. A great hearty bean, great flavor. I will continue to grow these. Don't forget to let some dry on the vine to restock your supply to grow in following years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Orangerusty
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
May 24, 2015
          2.0
 
Easy grower but tough skin
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? Tough skin!

Review:

These were an absolute joy to grow and harvest. They were easily shelled too. BUT the skin is tough as a dry bean. We tried soaking them and boiling for 2 hours and slow cooking but nothing seemed to soften the skin to the point that my wife refused to grow them in the garden b/c they were horrible to use in meals. We won't touch this bean again and are very careful to make sure we avoid a fiasco like this bean again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RA
Location:
Scottsville, KY
Date:
February 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Piggott Family Heirloom Cowpea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, great taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I was reading the reviews and saw that people were having issues with running. My father's parents grew these when he was a child and always planted them in the corn field so when I first got them he told me to plant them in the corn. I didn't really want to because as a rule I hate anything growing in the corn. As usual Father knows best, they were great and used the corn stalks to grow up. Don't interfere with the corn production at all and also they are a great pea. We grow them every year. Try em in your corn. We wait until the corn is up and doing well and then go through and plant the peas in the row. Awesome.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
minthill
Location:
tulsa, OK
Date:
July 3, 2013
          3.0
 
Aphid Infestation
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? healthy climber, vigorous

What are the cons? aphid gourmet plant

Review:

I grew the habricot variety and the pigott variety next to each other in the dirt in my backyard in Oklahoma. The aphids covered this plant with the ants busy harvesting their 'honeydew'. I tried washing them off, and tried organic homemade pesticides. Nothing phased them. So I removed the plants and threw them away. The Habricot doesn't have any aphids.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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