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On the left side of the picture there are close-ups of slender red bean canes belonging to the variety 'cowpea' or 'yard bean'. On the right side of the image is a garden area where these bean plants are growing, with other plants and a building in the background.

Black-eyed bean, yard bean, cowpea

Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata (L.) Walp.

Sowing: April, May. Up to 2 m tall pole bean with thin pods about 30 cm long.

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • Variety"Gold" (Nyírábrány), "meter" (Săhăteni).
  • Life cycleAnnual
  • Mixed cultivationCorn (Zea mays L.), pumpkins (Cucurbita ssp.), savory (Satureja ssp.).
  • Art of reproductionGenerative (seed)
  • Isolation distance150 m
  • Minimum number of plants (necessary to preserve the properties of the variaty)10-15
  • Germination capacity4-5 years
  • PollinationPredominantly self-fertilization
  • UseKitchen, Phytotherapy