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Basic Collection Information and Status
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Tarahumara
Collection Site   Chihuahua, Mexico (latitude: 27°; altitude: 5,600 ft / 1,700 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
A typical-looking black-eyed pea, the seeds are cream with a black eye. From Cerocahui in the Barranca del Cobre.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
V01-007 CF14 S2V01-007 BTB84 S2V01-007 CF06 F1V01-007 CF06 S1V01-007 CF14 S1V01-007 CF14 S3V01-007 S1V01-007 CF06 P1
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Cowpea IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
An introduced legume from Africa that tolerates high heat and drought. A good producer in the low, hot desert. Peas can be eaten green (immature) or dry.Plant 1" deep and 6" apart, or in basins, into warm soil in spring or with summer rains. Plants sprawl, support is helpful for vine-types. Likes well drained soil, too much nitrogen will reduce yield. Pick very small for "green beans" or let dry on vine for dry peas.An annual that is mainly self-pollinating. Dried pods should be harvested throughout the growing season. Mature pods will split open if left on the plant.
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