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Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea (30-75 seeds) (CW145) $2.50

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Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea

         
 
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An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type produces lots of tasty cream-colored seeds that have a “pink eye.” Small plants and reddish-purple pods. Sent to us by a customer.
 
Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eva
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
April 9, 2018
          4.0
 
Fast growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor and speed

What are the cons? Not as high-yielding

Review:

These definitely start producing in 6 weeks. These had about 85% germination (compared to 100% in Old Timer and the Haricot Rouge de Burkina Faso). These were a more "one and done" plant: they seemed to put out a huge yield all at once, around week 6, and then had very few pods after that. These would be great if you had a shorter growing season (or impatient kids) or were growing peas to store, since you could shell them and put them up all at once -- kind of like the cowpea version of a determinate tomato. However, I liked the Old Timer Purple Hull Peas better because they produced more pods over the course of our long summer. These have a great flavor. I like these better than black eyed peas because the peas are slightly more firm and are easier to harvest because the pods are purple. Flowers are edible, too. Plants were about 2.5 to 3 feet tall and sent out runners if crowded.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mumbai Balcony Gardener
Location:
Mumbai, India
Date:
October 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Six week purple hull cow pea
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Grew easily in Mumbai weather

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew easily for us in the tropics , produced neat tasty green pods , very tasty , saved seeds for the next season too. Stingless bees seem to adore the sap from these plants .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chef Molly
Location:
Chino Valley, AZ, United States
Date:
June 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Small But Worth The Trouble
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Wonderful taste

What are the cons? Small. Hard to clean

Review:

I needed to grow a short season blackeye last summer and found these. They were prolific but the pods and seeds were small and, therefore, hard to clean. I just started eating them and WOW!!! delicious with nothing but a bit of salt. Passing them around the Slow Food Community at the national convention next month. I'd like to know more about their origin. I'll be planting them again and disseminating them around the country.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Republican Joe
Location:
White Hall, AR, United States
Date:
July 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Best peas there are
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste better than other peas

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are the best variety of purple hull peas. They are easy to grow, abundant producers and the flavor is better than all the other varieties. We got some this year that were apparently mislabeled and we could tell with the first mouthful they are not really Texas 6 week peas. Either that or they are "new and improved" which is usually neither.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Edewein
Location:
Caledonia, MS
Date:
December 26, 2013
          5.0
 
MS Cowpea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent Pea Formation

What are the cons? Favored by Deer

Review:

They sell 2 variants of this pea here in the local area. Both grow and mature quickly, I planted late once soil was well into the 80f range. Neighbor planted in much cooler soil, both our plants matured out within a week of each other. These are highly sought by local patrons of the Farmers Market. So much so most growers will forgo raising other varieties. Whether mechanically or hand planted these peas perform well and would definitely serve the small farmer well. They have been both cooked and put in the freezer locally holding taste and structure over short storage periods. I have a 15 person family so nothing remains stored for long :).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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