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Asked by Anonymous on August 12, 2011
Cow Peas

I have a cow pea from rare seeds, and com known as the ‘Ozark Razorback’ that is doing really well. My question is, when harvesting, do I remove the long stem the pods are connected to or just the pods themselves? So far I’m only removing the pods, thinking perhaps more might be coming off that stem.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, just remove the pods.

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Asked by farmerpaul on July 3, 2015
Cowpea Seeds

How long should cowpea seed dry before being planted? I am saving pea seed from this year’s crop and intend to replant to get more of the desirable ones before frost. The cowpea seeds are “Creme Zipper” or some people call them just “Zipper Peas.”

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Allow the peas to dry on the vine. Shell the peas and dry again for a few days. Store in an airtight container. You can generally save these seeds 4 to 7 years in a cool and dry location.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/black-eyed-peas/growing-black-eyed-peas.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 29, 2018
CowPeas Expiration Date

my packet of cowpeas purple hull says sell by 12/15.
Do you think they are still good to grow?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As long as the seed packet stayed dry and was not exposed to extreme temperatures they should still be viable seeds.

You may have a slightly lower germination rate.
This link has more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/planting-old-seeds.htm

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