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AFRICAN PEA, Queen Anne Blackeye

AFRICAN PEA, Queen Anne Blackeye

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Vigna unguiculata  

50 seeds per pack. 

Germination 93% Packed for 2023.  

An old favorite in the South, African peas are also called southern peas, cowpeas, field peas, crowder peas, and black-eyed peas. Dating back 4,000 years, the first evidence of domesticated field peas was found at an archaeological site in central Ghana in west Africa. Field peas are a main source of protein for people and livestock, but we consider the name “cowpea” to be of a piece with consistent attempts to dehumanize African American people. Field peas traveled with enslaved Africans to the Americas during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. They have become a staple of Southern cuisine in the U.S. and can be grown in most northern states.

By whatever name they are called they can be grown where both days and nights are warm for a period of 60-90 days. The mature pods grow 7” to 9”, each pod will yields 8 to 12 seeds. After about 69 days the Queen Anne Blackeye Pea pods turn the color of light straw, that is when they're mature and ready for picking. Highly recommended for green shell or dry use, freezing, or canning.


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