... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

F1 Cowpeas

The huge, lush pile of cowpea vegetation is actually a short row with three F1 crosses from last year. In there are both directions of the cross between grocery store 'Black-Eyed Pea' and 'Tetapeche Gray Mottled Cowpea'. Also there is 'Black-Eyed Pea' X 'Corrientes Red Cowpea'. These three F1's have grown like crazy but need to settle down and bloom. The very first bloom opened this morning. The other named varieties I'm trying out new for this season have mostly already cropped well and I've got plates full of seeds drying on the counter. Of the four shown, I think 'White Whippoorwill' looks like it'll be a new favorite for me.

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