CT Dimpled Brown Crowder - #344
(OPEN-POLLINATED) 65-70 days for fresh shell stage, 85-90 days for dry. Seeds at maturity are very tightly packed in the pod causing a “dimple” in the adjacent seed. Also, many times, the pea has a flattened appearance from the dense arrangement in the pods. 15-18”H bush produces prolific pods that contain 12-15 fine-flavored peas. Lavender flower color. Developed in 1985 to replace the Brown Crowder which had lost purity. C, D, F, FM, HG
**Cowpeas, Southern Peas, are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpeas come in bush, vine, tall and short varieties. Great for stopping soil erosion and weed suppression. Cowpeas make an excellent Nitrogen source ahead of fall-planted crops and attract many beneficial insects. Cowpeas grow well on poor land and add lots of organic matter to the soil. Also, they make a good animal fodder crop.
Companions: Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip.
Allies: Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
PEAS: Disease Resistance and Tolerance Key
BLCMV - Blackeye Cowpea Mosaic Virus
BVR - Bean Virus Resistant
CW - Common Wilt
FW - Fusarium Wilt
N - Nematodes
PEMV - Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
PM - Powdery Mildew
Germination Standard - 80%, Tested - 72% (10/2017), Sub-standard Germ
2 oz was $1.40 now $0.70
1 lb was $3.60 now $1.85
5 lb was $16.00 now $8.65