How many pounds of purple hull peas is in a bushel

A bushel is a measure of volume but usually peas will weigh between 20 and 26 pounds. 1 Bushel = 4 Pecks.

Southern peas are also known as cowpeas, field peas, crowder peas, purple hull peas and black-eyed peas. While many types are available, the basic cultural practices are the same for all types.

Southern peas are identified by color of hull, seed and eye or hilum (embryo area) or by spacing (crowding) of seeds within pods. For example, there are purple hulls, cream peas, pink or black-eyed peasand crowder peas. Classification often overlaps (e.g., pinkeye purple hull).

The Southern pea is a warm-weather annual that will tolerate no frost. Sow Southern peas in the garden 4 weeks after the last average frost date in spring. For an early start, sow Southern peas indoors 6 weeks before you plan to transplant them into the garden. Sow succession crops every 2 weeks. Southern peas require 60 to 90 days to reach harvest.

Learn How to Grow Southern Peas from Harvest to Table.

Tuesday, July 18 2017