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Questions About Cow Peas

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 12, 2011

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, just remove the pods.

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Asked by
farmerpaul on
July 3, 2015

Q. 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.”

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. CowPeas expiration date

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 30, 2018
Certified Expert
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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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