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Basic Collection Information and Status
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Tohono O'odham
Collection Site   Arizona, United States (latitude: 32°; altitude: 2,000 ft / 600 m)
Collection Year   1982
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
U'us Mu:nV006
“Tohono O'odham.” Also called Huhuda wu:pkan or U'us bawi. A gorgeous and prolific black and white bean with variable mottling. Excellent for green beans in the low desert.
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Collection Site
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V01-006A CF06 F1V01-006 CF13 Fl1V01-006 CF13 Fr1V01-006 CF13 Fr2V01-006 CF13 Pl1V01-006 CF13 Pl2V01-006 CF13 Pl3V01-006 CF14 Fr1V01-006 CF14 Fr2V01-006 CF14 Fr3V01-006 CF14 Fr4V01-006 CF14 Pl1V01-006 CF14 S1V01-006 CF14 S3V01-006 CF14 S4V01-006A CF06 S1V01-006A GN S1V01-006B BTB S2V01-006B CF06 F1V01-006B CF06 S1V01-006B CF06 P1V01-006B S1V01-006A CF06 P1
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Cowpea IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
An introduced legume from Africa that tolerates high heat and drought. A good producer in the low, hot desert. Peas can be eaten green (immature) or dry.Plant 1" deep and 6" apart, or in basins, into warm soil in spring or with summer rains. Plants sprawl, support is helpful for vine-types. Likes well drained soil, too much nitrogen will reduce yield. Pick very small for "green beans" or let dry on vine for dry peas.An annual that is mainly self-pollinating. Dried pods should be harvested throughout the growing season. Mature pods will split open if left on the plant.
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