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Hog Brains Cowpea (30 seeds) (CW164) $2.50
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Hog Brains Cowpea

         
 
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These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream and deep brown-red coloring along with some mottling. This variety is not unknown in the South, but the origin of its colorful name is somewhat of a mystery. From the collection of the late Mr. Blaine Bourgeois, a long time and important seed saver from Arkansas.
 
Hog Brains Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Tennessee Gardner
Location:
Knoxville, TN, United States
Date:
September 17, 2019
          5.0
 
My favorite heritage vegetable
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Productive in dry summer

What are the cons? Long time to maturity

Review:

Planted in early spring. However, no pods until late summer. On one plant, spread was more than 6ft circumference and fed 2 adults, 4 meals until middle of September (there are pods still on vines). It was ready when green beans waning. Still have pods on vine to dry for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Katy
Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
Date:
April 24, 2019
          4.0
 
Delicious but bug issues
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Many peas per pod, tasty

What are the cons? Didn't produce until autumn

Review:

I think the Deep South climate may have been to blame for my woes with these. The vines grew like crazy all summer, but they didn't produce a single pea pod until early October. They were pretty productive for that one month before it got chilly, but that's not a very good return. I think the summer was just too hot for them. The vines also had a lot of issues with insects, compared to the Purple-Hull Pinkeyes I was growing at the same time. The cowpeas, when they came in, had an excellent flavor, and were large and pretty to look at. I would definitely grow these again if I lived somewhere a bit more temperate, but probably not in south Louisiana. It's worth noting, though, that I'm not a very experienced gardener and I didn't use any kind of pesticide or spray, which could have helped with the bug situation.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mississippi Chick
Location:
Horn Lake, MS, United States
Date:
April 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Awesome Giving Tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? grows fast, tasty, hull easy

What are the cons? needs running room

Review:

this cowpea is a must have for anyone who plants beans! it is so tasty, even raw-kind of nutty. I've even got 6 year old boys to eat them. Also add to any cold bean salad and share with folks, then tell what kind of bean and boy the conversation. Only thing is give them plenty of room, the vine is very thick and requires lots of running room. In a small space only need a few plants, for the plants are plentiful!! The bean pod fills out completely - usually 16 -19 bean in each.....and SO easy to hull... My 95 year old grandmother enjoys sitting at the table hulling these with me every year. I will never have a garden w/out them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michaele
Location:
Old Fort, TN, United States
Date:
October 21, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Cowpea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, high yield

What are the cons? none

Review:

This was our first time growing cowpeas. We tried 10 types to see what we liked best. These won! Every seed came up. The plants were healthy. We ignored them for most of the season, but they grew great. Of the 10 types, we harvested the most of these, and they were wonderful when cooked. Without a doubt these will be in our garden every year. Low maintenance and high yield is a real winner!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Catlady
Location:
Ellijay, GA, United States
Date:
December 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Great new trial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, vigor

What are the cons? Did not plant enough.

Review:

We had an extremely dry year--20" below normal rainfall. I had mulched, and the plants performed superbly. The taste was excellent! I was initially intrigued by the name, but now they are a real favorite for this bean and pea eating family! I will grow 3X as many this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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