A Southern favorite! 6-9” pods grow on 2-3 foot bushy plants. A prolific producer. The seeds have a taste much like English peas and cowpeas. Pods form in just 60 days and hang in clusters of 2 or more. As a vegetable they are best when picked before maturity. Pick dry pods for soup and stew beans. Be careful not to pick the bud above the bean when harvesting so more pods will come along
The plants will produce beans until frost. The crisp, tender pods are eaten both fresh and cooked. They are at their best when young and slender.
About 120 seeds sow 20 feet of row
- Zipper Pea is one of the most widely used legumes in the tropical world
- The grain is used widely for food especially in Africa
- The string on the pod acts like a zipper making it east to shell
- It is an important tropical dual-purpose legumes – used for vegetables, grain and as fresh peas
- A serving of 100 grams of peas contains 47 calories, 0 g of total fat, 4 mg sodium (0% daily value), 8 g of total carbohydrates (2% daily value), and 3 g of protein (5% daily value
- They are a good source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, and potassium, and a very good source for vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and manganese
Vigna unguiculata Cream Zipper Pea Heirloom
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