Cow pea 'Big boy'
Big boy is a variety of Cow pea which is a member of the Vigna family. Its botanical name is Vigna unguiculata 'Big boy'. Big boy is a heirloom variety.
They are known as cowpeas or southern peas. (Vigna unguiculata subsp.) They are eaten as green shelled peas or allowed to dry on the plant for later use. They are ready to pick after about 75 days. They grow well in East Texas where the soil is quite sandy. They are also drought tolerant, making them especially suitable for our hot growing season.A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season.
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How to grow Cow pea 'Big boy'
Growing Big boy from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Big boy about 0 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Big boy
Harvesting Big boy
Cow pea 'Big boy' information
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