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Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull Pea


The Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull Pea is a favorite in southern parts of the country. This variety grows in an upright habit that produces 6-7″ pods on top of the plants, making harvesting easy. Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull will grow well in late spring into early summer and can be planted again in fall. Vigna unguiculata L. 70 Days To Maturity.

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Be sure to check out our Cow Pea Growing Guide for more tips & tricks on successfully growing cow peas in your garden.

It is a BICMV virus resistant variety that yields as well as cornet as shown in the Southernpea Trials that Auburn University conducted in 1992-1993. Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull Pea pods start out bright green and turn to a deep purple color when mature. Each pod will contain up to 14 peas per pod. The peas are light green with a pink eye when fresh and mature to a creamy white color with a maroon eye when dried. Once mature and purple, pods are very easy to shell. Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull is a great variety for fresh-eating and preserving and has a wonderful creamy texture when slow-cooked. To preserve, blanch, dry, and vacuum-seal to have delicious field peas throughout the year.

We recommend planting Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull Pea using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Use a #5 seed plate, but always check the hole size and modify if necessary. Because it has a semi-vining growing habit, allow 3-4′ of growing space for each row. Field peas, or “crowder peas”, do very well when planted on double rows. Plant two rows about 6″ apart, then skip over 3-4′ and plant another double row. This will allow you to maximize garden space and produce more vegetables per square foot of the garden. Peas should be harvested when pods are full and shelling is easy. If the pods do not shell easily, they likely need to stay on the plant longer.

Mississippi Pinkeye Purplehull Pea 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: 70
Disease/Pest Resistance: Blackeye Cowpea Mosaic Virus

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Troy Payne
Great products

We have used Hoss seeds for the last two growing seasons, last year was a great result. This year we received the seeds within three days of purchase and was in high quality packaging. This year every seed has resulted in a viable plant which emerged just four days after planting. Next season I plan buy all the seeds from Hoss.

Derek Bowden
Great experience!

Fast shipping with good packaging. Out of about 600 planted I only had to replant 8 and I believe that was due to the crazy weather here in south Alabama. Will definitely be using you guys again in the future.

Germination rate not the best

I planted 2 beds and 1 had to be completely replanted and the other 76% of the bed didn’t germinate. Hopefully the ones that did germinate produce plenty of pods

Stacey New
So far so good.

Planted them as soon as I got them. Came up quickly. Look very healthy.

Glenn Watts
Mississippi purple hull peas

I have planted these before. They are heavy producers