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California Blackeye #46 Southern Pea

California Blackeye #46 Southern Pea

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California Blackeye #46

90 days —  The plants of 'California Blackeye #46' are more erect than California Blackeye #5. Theie seeds are a typical "blackeye-type" of Southern pea (a.k.a. cowpea). They have cream-colored seed coats with black pigment around hilum (eye) with a similar yield and canning qualities to, but are smaller than California Blackeye #5

Bred by the University of California, Davis, and the California Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 1987. Each ounce is approximately 150 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Loosen the soil in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of full sunlight per day. Add compost or fertilizer before planting and not after.

Sow seeds directly outdoors as soon as soil temperatures reach 70F. Optimal germination occurs between 75 to 95F. Plant ½ to one inch deep, 1 to 2 seeds every two inches. Keep moist until germination. Thin to one plant every 3 to 6 inches in rows spaced 24 to 36 inches apart. Irrigation is normally not necessary as they are renowned for their ability to grow under harsh conditions. For improved germination of hard seed, soak in warm water for four hours just prior to sowing.