Knuckle Purple Hull Cowpea


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Knuckle Purplehull Cowpeas are big, brown, and knobby like knuckles! Tightly packed together in deep purple pods, the shape, texture, and delicate flavor are what make these brown crowder peas a sweetheart of the south. This heavy producer will have 2-3 heavy flushes of 8-9-inch-long pod sets containing 14-16 light green cowpeas that turn coffee-colored when cooked or dried. This variety is excellent for freezing and shipping.

Species Cowpea, Knuckle Purple Hull
Plant Size 2-4 Feet Tall

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Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Soak overnight in warm water for 8-12 hours, no more than 24-hours. Plant 1 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring whenever air temperatures are reliably above 70F and soil temperatures are above 60F.

Within-Row Spacing 2-6 inches
Between-Row Spacing 2 1/2-3 feet

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.4 g 2%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 2,470 mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 124 g 41%
Dietary fiber 25 g 100%
Protein 39 g 78%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% Iron 54%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 35%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 62%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.