Iron and Clay, Cowpea Seeds

Nitrogen Fixation

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Iron and Clay, Cowpea Seeds

Nitrogen Fixation

Iron and Clay cowpeas makes a great cover crop for smothering weeds and adding Nitrogen to soil. This variety of cowpeas are grown just like soybeans. Iron and Clay is a fast growing plant that can reach 3'. The best time to plant is during spring for best results as the frost will kill the cowpeas. Iron and Clay has long taproots that help withstand drought conditions and can produce as much as 300 lb./acre nitrogen. This variety has a high organic matter production. Broadcast up to 120 lb./acre, 1/2 to 1" deep. Try with cowpea inoculant for maximum Nitrogen fixation.
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Product Details

Plant Height

20-36" inches

Sub Type

Cowpeas

Botanical Name

Vigna unguiculata L.

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

10

Seeds Per Pound

4,600

Best Time To Sow

May-August

Broadcast Rate Per Acre

70-120 lbs.

Seeds Per Ounce

288

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)

66,88,67,89,68,69,60-90,90,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,60,82,61,83,62,84,63,85,64,86,65,87

Weight

1

Depth

1.1

Height

6

Width

9

Components

Growing Instructions

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