Re: [gardeners] Pink peas

David G. Smith (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 05:36:13 -0400

I had to look through a lot of catalogs to find those, but there they are
in Gurney's, Pinkeye Purplehull BVR, 64 days.  Seems like they should do
fine here.  I had all my rows planned already but I think I'll try to fit
some in.  Do they need it warm when they're planted?

Maybe I'll get that Willhite catalog, can't have too many seed catalogs.


At 01:37 AM 4/21/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi George and David,
>    Pinkeyes are a variety of Purple Hull Peas. Willhite Seed Inc,
Poolville, Tx.
>has 3 kinds of Pinkeyes: CT Purple Hull Pinkeye pods are purple at shell
>6-7 inches long, the pea is light green with a red eye at green shell
stage and
>turn white with maroon eye when dry.
>    Pinkeye Purple Hull BVR: pods are purple, pea is cream color with a
>    Texas Pinkeye: bush type with no runners, pods are green and purple in
>immature stage, dark purple when ready for mature-green harvest, and
purple when
>dry. Fresh peas are kidney shaped and green with a bright pink eye. The
dry pea
>has a smooth to slightly wrinkled cream colored seed coat with a dark
maroon eye.
>    Willhite Seed has a website: www.WILLHITESEED.COM
>David, if you have never eaten Purple Hull Peas you gotta try them. They will
>make you through away the Black Eyes.
>    Old pea farmin' Allen
>    Bastrop Co.
>    SE Central Tx.
>George Shirley wrote:
>> "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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> 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?
>> George