Bean Southern Cowpea Coronet Pinkeye Purple Hull Seeds

Bean Southern Cowpea Coronet Pinkeye Purple Hull Seeds

Vigna unguiculata

Item #0261

62-90 days. 'Coronet' is an improved 'Pinkeye Purple Hull' cowpea with compact, 2' tall, disease-resistant plants that don't need to be staked, and grow well in drier conditions than other beans. It's also one of the most productive pinkeye types for plenty of "peas". Very nutritious, cowpeas are low in fat and high in fiber and protein. Serve with cooked greens, ham hocks, and rice for a traditional Southern dish, or add to your favorite soup or stew. 62 days for fresh; 90 for dry cowpeas.

This packet sows up to 33 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
6-12 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed every 3"-4"

Row Spacing:

Not required

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°?85°F. Successive Sowings (for fresh use): Every 2 to 3 weeks up to 80 days before first fall frost.

When to start inside: Not recommended

Harvesting: For fresh, tasty cowpeas, shell seeds or enjoy in pod about 60 days after sowing, when peas just start to swell in the pod. Seeds will be developed but not hard at this point. For dried beans, wait until the pods are dry to harvest. Young foliage is also edible and enjoyed like spinach. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

Artist: Susan Rubin

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