Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Cowpea

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Genus Vigna
Common Name Cowpea
Species V. unguiculata

Maturity days

  • 80

Planting Months

Planting months
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Pioneer Nitrogen_Fixer Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant Yes
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Ground
Sunlight Full_sun

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Short comments

Heat and dry tolerant. Arid & semidesert regions

General comments

Space plants: Rows 1 Metre apart

Cowpeas are heat and dry tolerant.

They are an ancient food source, young leaves can be cooked and used like spinach and are very high in protein. The young pods are edible.

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