California Blackeye #46, Cowpea Seeds

Nitrogen Fixation

California Blackeye #46, Cowpea Seeds

Nitrogen Fixation

The California Blackeye #46 is similar to California Blackeye #5, but with smaller seeds. Bred by the UCLA and released in 1987. California Blackeye #46 plants are more erect than California Blackeye #5. The seeds are a typical blackeye type of Southern peas with cream-colored seed coats and black pigments around the eyes.  Heavy yielder. If using for Nitrogen fixation we highly recommend using a cowpea inoculant. Try with cowpea inoculant for maximum Nitrogen fixation.
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Product Details

Plant Height

15-18" inches

Sub Type

Cowpeas

Botanical Name

Vigna unguiculata L.

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

6

Seeds Per Pound

2560

Best Time To Sow

May-August

Packet

1 Ounce

Broadcast Rate Per Acre

70-120 lbs.

Seeds Per Ounce

160

Breed

Open-pollinated

Life Cycle

Annual

Categories

Cowpeas

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

3,4,5,6,7,8

Days To Maturity (# Days)

70

Components

Growing Instructions

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