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Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea (30-75 seeds) (CW109) $2.50

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Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea

         
 
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A preferred variety of many Southerners, it has delicious flavor. Hulls are purple; an old favorite.
 
Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ian
Location:
Sanford, FL, United States
Date:
August 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Maybe now Im a southerner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination, prolific

What are the cons? A favorite of the aphids

Review:

I've lived in the South for only 22 years, so I'm still working on being a Southerner. One of the Deacons at my Southern Baptist Church asked me, "Ye grown cowpeas yet, boy?" No, sir, no, I have not. "You gotta grow a mess o' cowpeas, boy." Yes sir. So I chose these, since the description says they taste good, but I think there was something spiritual going on in my choice because without even trying, turns out every vegetable in my garden in purple. I planted them, and every seed produced a plant. Even the one the squirrels dug up and nibbled on, after I shoved it back into the ground. Even the plant the squirrels uprooted grew after I shoved it back in. And after a couple of weeks of prolific growth, suddenly I start seeing all these things that look like they're putting up antennas to send a message to their mother ship in orbit. But the antennas grew and grew and swelled and started to turn purple. And then they turned PURPLE. Wow! Love these things!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Florida rooky gardner
Location:
Orlando, FL, United States
Date:
June 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Loves the Florida heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast germination & growth

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I planted these seeds late and didn't know what to expect since we're already experiencing 90 degree days with torrential downpours. They went into the ground on Sunday. The packet gave a 7-14 day window for germination. By Wednesday, they'd breached the surface of the soil. It's now Friday and they all have leaves and are almost ready to climb the trellis. I'm blown away!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katy
Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
Date:
April 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Great for the Deep South
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pest resistant

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew these for the first time last year and absolutely love them. A lot of bean varieties can't survive in the Louisiana summer heat, but the Purple-Hull Pinkeyes thrive in it. They were pretty resistant to bugs (I didn't use any pesticides, only an occasional dusting of flour to ward off caterpillars) and basically took care of themselves after the first month or so. The purple hulls make finding the ripe pods easy, and the plants are nice-looking, with creamy-white flowers. I planted them pretty early (around the end of March) but they didn't take off until late May, when the weather warmed up. After that they produced all summer and well into October. They definitely like full sun, but will also grow in partial shade. The peas taste delicious, especially cooked fresh. I'm growing twice as many this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GBov
Location:
Ocklawaha, FL, United States
Date:
July 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Fantastic for entire garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fantastic flavor bumper yealds

What are the cons? Spoils you for other peas

Review:

A truly wonderful flavor and very easy to grow. And something special happens when you grow this pea, many beneficial insects show up just for it. My plants last year were swarming with all kinds of pollinators, as well as insect eaters like Praying Mantis. So not only did I get lots of lovely peas but the rest of my garden did really well just because the plants were there. Sadly, the taste of this pea will spoil you for all others. Just a warning lol.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
VA Pea Pal
Location:
Duffield, VA, United States
Date:
March 3, 2018
          5.0
 
Purple hulls
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great!

What are the cons? Grows taller than I can reach

Review:

Actually reviewing prior to purchase in anticipation of having found my long sought purple hull pea seeds that are the same purchased in bulk several years ago at a small town farmers coop in TN. I also provide tall stakes for them to climb because it hurts my back to leave them on the ground as my husband (who grew up planting large plots of peas in the cotton field corners) advised. My big hint to the other reviewers is to include some mammoth sunflowers in a row or a few at each end of the peas to deter deer. I discovered this by accident. The only year I did not do this the deer stripped all the leaves and I barely had two messes. Can't wait for my seeds to arrive!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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