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Mississippi Purplehull Pea


Mississippi Purplehull Pea is an heirloom, open-pollinated field pea variety with pods that mature to a reddish-purple color. Heavy-yields of bright green peas on upright plants. Vigna unguiculata. 65 days to maturity. 2,500 seeds per lb. Brown Crowder Pea.

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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.

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.

We recommend planting Mississippi 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 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 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: 65

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Chuck Woodward
Mississippi purple hull peas

Great Germination rate.
Very good tasting peas.

Ken Mosley
4 out of 5

I am a weekend gardner and purchased 200 peas to plant my 160 square foot garden plot. So far all pea planted have sprouted and hope to harvest a fall crop. Thank you Hoss

Gary Schmelzer
5 out of 5

I bought one pack of peas and planted all 200 seeds germinated.

Michael .
5 out of 5

All peas sprouted and are happily growing in my Michigan garden.

Michael harvell
5 out of 5

All peas sprouted and are happily growing in my Michigan garden