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Basic Collection Information and Status
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mayo
Collection Site   Sinaloa, Mexico (latitude: 26°; altitude: 600 ft / 200 m)
Collection Year   1985
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Mayo ColimaV003
From Sinaloa, Mexico, the seeds are shades of beige to orange with white eyes.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
V01-009 S1V01-009 BTB85010 S2V01-009 CF06 F1V01-009 CF06 S1V01-009 CF14 Fr1V01-009 CF14 Fr2V01-009 CF14 Fr3V01-009 CF14 Fr4V01-009 CF05 Fr1V01-009 CF05 L1V01-009 CF05 P2V01-009 CF06 P1
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Characterization and Evaluation
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
flower colorVioletlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.2.2: 2)
flower pigment patternWing pigmented; standard with light V-shaped pattern of pigment at top centerlot: CF '05Of newly opened flowers (Bioversity 6.2.1: 1)
growth habitSemi-erect (branches perpendicular to main stem, but do not touch the ground)lot: CF '05Evaluated in the 6th week after sowing (Bioversity 4.1.1: 3)
immature pod pigmentationNonelot: CF '05Pattern of pigment distribution on full grown immature pods (Bioversity 4.2.5: 0)
plant pigmentationModerate at the base and tips of petiolelot: CF '05Recorded for stem, branches, petioles and peduncles in the 6th week after sowing (Bioversity 4.1.4: 3)
pod attachment to pedunclePendantlot: CF '05Recorded when pods are full grown (Bioversity 4.2.4: 3)
pod curvatureSlightly curvedlot: CF '05Of mature pods (Bioversity 4.2.6: 3)
terminal leaflet shapeSub-hastatelot: CF '05Recorded for the terminal leaflet of a young, mature leaf in the 6th week after sowing (Bioversity 4.1.5: 3)
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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