Mississippi Silver - #294U
(OP) HEIRLOOM. 60-65 days. Green peas are typical of the brown CROWDER. Large, light green to cream in color at green shell maturity. Flattened or crowded on the ends. Shells easily. 7-8”L green pods are smooth, silvery color occasionally touched with streaks or spots of light rose and light straw when dried. Crop is set early and is concentrated over the top of the row slightly above the vines. Good performers in hot, humid climates! Vines are very similar to the Mississippi Purple. Resistant: Fusarium Wilt Races 1-3, Nematodes (4 of 5 types). About 1,800-3,200 seeds/lb
Cowpeas or Southern Peas are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpeas come in bush, vine, tall and short varieties. They are a staple food in the Southeastern states where they are eaten as green shelled peas or left to dry on the vine for later use. These are 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.