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These CowPeas are delicious and high yielding! Southern peas are also called cowpeas, field peas, crowder peas, and black-eyed peas. By whatever name you call them, they’re an old favorite in the South and can be grown where both days and nights are warm for a period of 60-90 days. ‘Coronet’ is an improved pinkeye purplehull type. The plants are upright and compact. At the green shell stage (about 62 days), the peas are green with a light-red colored eye and its pods are purple and average length of about six inches. If allowed to grow to maturity and the seeds harvested dry, they have a maroon colored eye and a smooth seed coat. They can be boiled, frozen, canned, or dried. Green seeds can even be roasted like peanuts.’Coronet’ was bred at the University of Georgia, Agricultural Experiment Station as a complex, but stabilized cross between ‘Pinkeye Purple Hull’ and ‘Iron’. It reportedly has a tolerance to cowpea strains of Southern bean mosaic and cucumber mosaic viruses.
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