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Red Ripper Cowpea (30 seeds) (CW106) $2.50
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Red Ripper Cowpea

         
 
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90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with peas! This heirloom has blood-red seeds and great flavor fresh or dried.

 
Red Ripper Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

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Nickname:
indigowells
Location:
southern, IL
Date:
October 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Survival crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? many

What are the cons? none

Review:

Been growing these for a couple of years now from an initial purchase from Baker's. I grow them in the corn rows and they will swamp all but the tallest corn; by the end of summer it looks like a field of kudzu except for where I've cut paths through to pick. In a typical year I can get three harvests out of a single planting, and this cultivar is highly productive. The initial seeds produced pods with anywhere from 10 to 20 peas per pod, but I've been selecting for numbers higher than 18 and have seen overall higher production in a fairly short time. Drought and heat tolerant, no diseases, and the bugs don't even look at them. The deer, tho', love cowpeas, which can be a good or a bad thing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By indigowells 10 Oct 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Joaquin Steve
Location:
Bakersfield, CA
Date:
September 5, 2014
          4.0
 
Heat Shade Tolerant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Heat Tolerant

What are the cons? Grew bigger than expected

Review:

Red Ripper did very well through the hot summer and low humidity of the San Joaquin Valley. They set lots of pods, even with a bit of shade during the day. A great summer cover crop and the beans taste much better than regular Black-Eyed Peas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By San Joaquin Steve 5 Sep 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dottie
Location:
Gainesville, FL
Date:
April 18, 2014
          4.0
 
vigorous grower
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? disease resistant

What are the cons? over took the garden

Review:

These are the most vigorous, disease resistant, heat tolerant cowpeas I've ever grown. They thrived in our hot humid summer, and took over my garden. They grew past the trellis I provided and covered a large bush nearby. They did take a little longer to mature than other cowpeas I've grown, but once they got started they produced a ton.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Dottie 18 Apr 2014

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