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White Whippoorwill Cow Peas

  • White Whippoorwill cowpeas are a variety of cowpea that is known for its creamy white color and nutty flavor. They are a type of legume that is grown primarily for their edible seeds, which are high in protein, fiber, and other important nutrients.


    White Whippoorwill cowpeas are easy to grow and can be planted in a variety of soils, but they prefer well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter. They are also tolerant of drought and heat, which makes them a popular crop in many parts of the world.


    In addition to being a nutritious food source, White Whippoorwill cowpeas are also often used as a cover crop to help improve soil health and prevent erosion. They are known to fix nitrogen in the soil, which can help other crops to grow more efficiently.


    Seeds per pack: 20

    • Planting: White Whippoorwill cowpeas can be planted in the spring or early summer, after the danger of frost has passed. They prefer well-draining soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Plant the seeds about 1-2 inches deep and 3-4 inches apart in rows that are spaced 2-3 feet apart.

    • Watering: White Whippoorwill cowpeas prefer consistent moisture, but avoid overwatering as they are also tolerant to drought conditions. Water the plants deeply once or twice a week, depending on rainfall and soil conditions.

    • Fertilizing: White Whippoorwill cowpeas are known to fix nitrogen in the soil, but they can still benefit from a light application of fertilizer at planting time. You can use a balanced fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

    • Weed control: Keep the area around the White Whippoorwill cowpeas weed-free by hoeing or hand-pulling weeds regularly. This will help prevent competition for water and nutrients.

    • Harvesting: White Whippoorwill cowpeas are ready for harvest in 60-90 days after planting. The pods will begin to dry and turn brown when they are mature. You can then pick the pods and shell the seeds. The seeds can be eaten fresh or dried and stored for later use.

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