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Big Boy Southern Pea
'Big Boy' Southern Pea (Cowpea) green peas - Image sent R. Jones from Mississippi.
Big Boy Southern Pea
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Big Boy

70 days — Also called 'Texas Big Boy', 'Big Boy' has bushes that are compact, stand erect, and have lavender flowers. They can bear up to ten peas per eight inch pods that are set high on the plants and easy to pick. A very productive field pea that is good for fresh use, freezing or canning. Peas are cream colored with light brown eyes.

The pod color at green shell maturity (65 to 70 days) and are green and at dry stage (85 to 90 days), they are a light, straw color.

'Big Boy' has been commercially available since the 1950s and is believed to have originated from genetic material from the Texas Cowpea breeding program. Somehow it ended up in Georgia, it was increased there and named 'Big Boy' in recognition of its large seeds.

Each ounce is approximately 135 seeds.
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Very Impressed With This One
Have tried many different varieties over the years. I thought I had found my favorites. This year I planted BIG BOY in the skips of my Pinkeyes (CT and BVR also from Victory Seeds). Have picked TWICE as many Big Boy peas than Purple hulls off of far fewer plants. The Purples quit 3 weeks ago and the Big Boys are still going. Peas are BIG and TASTY. Only fault so far is the "leather pods" (not quite dry but past fresh) are really hard to shell. Will definitely give this variety priority next year!!!
Reviewed by: Carl Green from Central Arkansas. on 8/2/2016
This is a wonderful pea!
This is a wonderful pea. I planted them on the poorest ground in my garden area. Grass never grew well there but it was the only place i had left to plant. This area at one time was a high bank and we had a bulldozer scrape it level years ago so you can image how poor it was.

I used two pounds of 13-13-13 on four, 45 foot long rows. The plants started putting out runners three to eight feet long. I put a cane poll every ten feet and connected it with a horizontal cane 15-feet long.

The peas vines grew on the poles and kept the middles clean. Also, the vines grew to the top of the pole with big peas growing all the way. Looked like a pea Christmas tree. The peas themselves are VERY big peas .
Reviewed by: Roy G. Oswalt from Alabama. on 7/22/2013
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