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Florida Conch Southern Pea - Live Plant

    Florida Conch Southern Pea - Live Plant


    Lovers of traditional Floridian food know the conch pea well. It appears at a very few road side produce stands in July and August, sometimes into September. Fresh shelled they are sold in plastic freezer bags to devotees who sometimes travel thirty miles to a source. The peas are small round and white, encased in a short pod. Plants were very abundant, and like all cowpeas- so easy to grow during our warmer months as a cover crop and food crop.

    A message from Italy has informed us that Slow Food has boarded Florida’s signature pea, the Conch Pea, on the global Ark of Taste, the register of the most historically resonant, flavorful and endangered foods in the world.

    Annual. 4-inch pot. Grown by Little Tree Homestead & Nursery.

    This is a Live Plant. At this time, we are unable to ship live plants, and are for local pick up from St. Pete, Florida only.