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Mississippi Silver Southern Pea
'Mississippi Silver' Southern Pea (Cowpea)
Mississippi Silver Southern Pea
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Mississippi Silver Slow Food USA - Ark of Taste
Southern Pea (Cowpea)

60 to 90 days — Also known as 'Mississippi Silverskin', 'Mississippi Silver Crowder', 'Mississippi Silverhull' and similar to 'Newton Silverskin'.

The plants are bush-type setting six to seven inch long pods that are silvery-green in color and fill with large, meaty, brown seeds. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and root knot nematodes[1] as well as being tolerant to other viruses.

Bred by Mississippi State University and released in 1965. USDA accession number NSL 43517. Each ounce is approximately 150 seeds.

  1. "The Plant Disease Handbook," Texas A&M University
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Rich and Creamy
This breed of black-eyed pea is the best I have ever had in all my forty years gardening on Tennessee and Kentucky farms. It cooks up very richly flavored, with an impressive savory factor. Normally I put a little starch into the broth of my legumes, but the 'Mississippi Silver' pea produces its own thick gravy that needs only salt and a little olive oil to perfect it. Beyond this, the plant produces absolutely prolific pods that yield, for me, about a quart of fresh-shelled peas over the life of each plant. They'll have you picking pods every evening for six straight weeks before they slow down! They both dry and can very well. As a surprise feature (and to me the most important), we planted these in straight sand last year in central Florida's soil nutrition dead zone, and we had not any difference in plant growth or yield between central Florida sand and rich, Cumberland River Valley soil. These beans will feed you in the worst of times. What an investment. Buy them for your family before the freedom of organic gardening is turned into a criminal act by the perverse gods of privatization!
Reviewed by: Aaron B. from Kentucky. on 11/22/2015
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