Re: [gardeners] Purple-hull peas

David G. Smith (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 06:00:53 -0400

I don't know.  These look prety much like black-eyed peas in a long purple
pod.  The taste is like black-eyed peas, too.  


At 06:58 PM 8/29/99 -0400, you wrote:
>David, I've been wondering if these are similar to what we
>call field peas.  We always grew these in the garden as I was
>growing up.   We didn't sow them in rows, but rather broadcast
>them in the plot where they were to grow.  We would get several
>large pickings off of them, and froze and canned many of them.
>Good eating. :-)
>Bambi---who has battened down the hatches and is waiting
>               to see what Hurricane Dennis is gonna do.
>Coastal Carolina
>>Had them last night for the first time.  I was not disappointed!  I'll
>>reserve more space for them next year.  I wonder why they aren't more
>>widely popular?