Re: [gardeners] Pink peas

George Shirley (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 19:46:06 -0500

"David G. Smith" wrote:

> I wonder if some of you southerners could answer a question.  (Not that I'm
> entirely a yankee; my father is from southwest Virginia and my mother from
> east Tennessee.  I was born in Kentucky.)  Anyway, the question.
> A former co-worker was from east Texas, and he said everyone there eats
> something called "pink peas".  He didn't know a lot about them, though, not
> a gardener.  I heard from someone else that they are the same as black-eyed
> peas, but picked earlier.  Is that true?  Could I plant a few black-eyed
> peas from the grocery store and grow some?
> David Smith

I'm from SE Texas and never heard of pink peas. Could he be referring to pink
crowders, a southern pea but separate from black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas
don't look pink to me when they're immature so not sure what he's talking
about. Allen, you old pea farmer, what say ye?