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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

F1 Cowpeas

Last year I intercrossed grocery store "black-eyed-pea" with 'Tetapeche Grey Mottled Cowpea' in both directions. The F1 have grown with unbelievable vigor but have been reluctant to flower and set seed. These are all that have matured so far. The first picture shows how the seeds are packed into the long pods. In the second picture, the parents are the two outer piles The F1 hybrid is the pile at bottom center. As they dried down completely, they got a little smaller and less shiny, but still ended up being noticeably bigger than the parents. If you can't tell from the picture, the have a little bit of light grey speckling over the jet black background.

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