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Botanical name:- Vigna uniguiculata

SKU: cowpea Categories: ,
Scientific nameVigna uniguiculata
Common nameCowpea
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sunlight
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsBeet armyworm, western striped armyworm,aphid,mexican bean beetle
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & season
DescriptionThe fruits, leaves and flowers are used in culinary preparation. Immature fruits are cut into pieces and used in several culinary dishes. The roots of the plant are used for seasoning pickles. It is highly valued for the distinct and appealing flavour for its tender fruits. They are rich source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Seeds contain an oil called ben or behen oil whichhas been much used for illumination, soap industry and highly priced for lubricating watches, computers , delicate machinery etc.
Seeds contain 38-40% of non drying oil which is clear and odourless, never becoming rancid. It is edible and useful in the manufacture of perfumes and hair dressing. The press cake remaining after oil extraction is high in saponin, not edible, but utilized as manure. The oilcake is a water coagulant and used for purifying effluent water. It is used as organic substitute for water purifying chemicals such as alminium sulphate. Wood yields blue dye and coarse fibre. The plant is used for treatment of rheumatism and as cardiac and circulating stimulants. It can be grown almost in all types of soils with ph 5.5 To 6.5. It is a warm season crop and thrives best between 21 and 35 °C. It cannot withstand frost, heavy rainfall and waterlogging.

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