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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Fruit: Edible to birds
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ


Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 23, 2013 12:09 PM

I grew cow peas years and years ago, but not recently, until I decided to grow White Acre cow peas this year. It does seem like a lot of effort to me to grow these plants, then wait for the pods to form and then dry so one can harvest to eat. The White Acre peas are smaller in size than most others.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Feb 8, 2014 5:43 PM

White Acre is a very prolific small white southern pea. It is larger than Lady, one of its competitors. It is quite popular as a green shellie and is available in the frozen foods section of local supermarkets. The BVR version was introcuced by the University of Georgia in 1984. It's in the cream pea group.

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