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Help identifying this cowpea?

Posted by oldgaredneck 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 0:00

While picking pink eye purple hull peas at a friend's house, we came across these - any ideas as to what variety, or are they "sports" of the pink eye purple hulls? The hulls were not purple - they were yellow with a little blush, and the eyes of the peas were not the typical pink eye. When the pods dried, they dried to a straw color.
Thanks!
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Help identifying this cowpea?

While picking pink eye purple hull peas at a friend's house, we came across these - any ideas as to what variety, or are they "sports" of the pink eye purple hulls? The hulls were not purple - they were yellow with a little blush, and the eyes of the peas were not the typical pink eye. When the pods dried, they dried to a straw color.
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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

I don't have a clue buddy, but I hope you find out. We may have to do some more horsetrading. LOL!


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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

I believe that's some variety of cream pea. Here's a picture of Penny Rile, a cream pea variety that I grow.

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George
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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

Macmex,
Thanks for the info - definitely resembles a cream pea.
Will plant them out next spring and hopefully get enough to see if they are as good as the pinkeye purple hull pea.


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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

Wow George. You didn't show me THIS picture when we were discussing cowpea choices a few weeks ago. Sure am glad I ended up choosing Penny Rile to try this year lol!

Great photo. Now I'm hungry :^)


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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

You'll like Penny Rile! It is a beauty. The plants and flowers are great to look at too.

Here's another picture:
Penney Rile closeup


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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

Oldgaredneck, are they Mississippi Silvers?

Is Rodger around to ask?


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They're Mississippi Silverhulls.


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We've grown Mississippi Silver, and they did not look anything like this pea. Still think they are possibly Penny Rile. Will plant them and compare the plant/bloom appearance to the photo posted.
Thanks for all the help.


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RE: Help identifying this cowpea?

If you planted Pinkeye peas and these were from a reliable source or if self saved not grown near other peas you have a sport or a natural mutation. If the pinkeyes were self saved and grown around other peas could be a cross either case if what you planted was all the same looking seed this would be a new sport or cross. To determine if a sport of cross you will have to grow them out for two years. If they are a sport they should bred true each year. If they are a cross the first year will appear the same(F-1 hybrid seed)but the secound year only half will be the same the remaining seed will be a mix of the two parents if my memory is right on genetics, you also need to look at plant type could have a long vining pea or bush pea with same type of seed , so not only would seed characteristics be differnt but the plant and bloom color can vary.You could then plant only the ones that are the same for 5-7 generations at which point you should have a stable dehybridiize open pollinated pea. either case if you only planted pinkeye you have a sport or cross so not a named typed. Rodger


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