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Conch Cowpea

    Conch Cowpea


    A rare heirloom variety! Save your seeds!
    The conch pea has a vigorous, vining habit: When planted at intervals of 3 meters, the vines and prolific leaves quickly meet up, covering the soil and preventing the growth of weeds, and also promoting the development of a healthy, moist humus layer. These traits made it a good co-cropping partner for corn and sorghum. The peas themselves are relatively small, and grow in narrow green pods about 15 centimeters long. Conch peas are usually dried, but the fresh pods can also be consumed, like green beans.

    Good to start from seed in these months:

    North Florida: June-July

    Central Florida: March-August

    South Florida: April-August