Top Questions About Purple Hull Peas

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Questions About Purple Hull Peas

Asked by
Quentin Johnson on
June 21, 2015

Q. something eating purple hull pea pods

What might be eating into my purple hull pea pods and eating a few peas as they are maturing? I’ve noticed rabbit pellets in and around them.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 21, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

If your seeing evidence of rabbits in your garden, they are the most likely culprits. I myself have had rabbits enjoying my peas and beans just this year.
You can try fencing your garden area, this is usually the best deterrent.
Here are a few links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/keep-rabbits-out-of-gardens.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/plants-rabbits-dont-like.htm

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Asked by
Quentin Johnson on
June 22, 2015

Q. replanting purple hull peas

My purple hull peas are doing so well I want to do a second planting. Is it too late in the season to do this? My mustard greens and kale have went to seed, so I pulled them up and want a second crop there. I live in Monroe, LA.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 22, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

These close cousins to the Black Eyed Peas love warm weather, so yes, you sure can plant them now.
Every two weeks sow more.

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Asked by
Quentin Johnson on
August 2, 2015

Q. Purple hull pea pods stunted

What might be causing some of my purple hull pea pods to be stunted? Some pods are not growing to full length but are maturing.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 10, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Mosaic virus can affect the plants and cause the pods to not form normally or stunted as you describe.
Here are a couple of links, the article about cucumber mosaic would apply the same to your peas.

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

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Asked by
Quentin Johnson on
August 22, 2015

Q. About purple hull peas

Is it normal for purple hulls to produce in cycles? Mine will flower and produce very well. Then they seem to go dormant for a while then start flowering and producing again. I guess I expect them to produce like okra does.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 23, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is not unusual in pea production. Likely environmental conditions are effecting the plants.
Harvest can spread out over several weeks.

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

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