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Champion Southern Pea

Champion Southern Pea

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Southern Pea (Cowpea)

75 days — Also known as 'Cream 76', the plants of 'Champion' are upright developing pods that are high on the plants, and that mature uniformly. The peas are excellent for freezing and canning.

Bred by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas and released in 1962. Each ounce is approximately 200 to 210 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.