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Mississippi Purplehull Pea was developed by the Mississippi Ag Experiment Station in 1973. It is a crowder-type cowpea that is a favorite heirloom in southern climates. It has upright plants that produce pods on top of the plants. This makes harvesting quick and easy because you don’t have to dig through the foliage to find the pods. Mississippi Purplehull will grow well in late spring into early summer, and can be planted again in fall.

Mississippi Purplehull Pea pods are initially bright green, then mature to a reddish purple color. Each pod will contain up to 14 peas per pod. Peas are bright green when fresh and mature to a dark brown color if allowed to dry. Once mature and purple, pods are very easy to shell. Mississippi Purplehull is a great variety for fresh-eating and preserving for later. Simply blanch, dry and vacuum-seal to have delicious field peas throughout the year.

The Best just got BETTER! Improved MS Pinkeye Purple Hull with better cold tolerance, stronger emergence and better seedling survival. Excellent producer! Young pods change from green to purple as they mature and dark purple when they dry. Superior yields. Bush type: Indeterminate.


Mississippi Purplehull Pea II Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1″

Seed Spacing: 3-4″

Row Spacing: 3-4′

Days to Maturity: 65

Disease/Pest Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Bacterial Blight, Nematodes