Black eye peas, Vigna unguiculata, are neither beans nor peas but used as dry beans. Available varieties bred by UC Davis Agricultural Experiment Station: California Blackeye # 5 and # 46, which has a more upright plant habit than #5
These pods are 7 to 8 inches long with large, smooth, cream colored seeds with a black spot “black eye” , fresh or dried. The plant is vigorous, with heavy yielding vines. Not bothered by most bean or pea diseases. Cool tolerant.
Blackeye beans aka: Southern peas, blackeye peas, Cowpeas, Southern peas, Crowder peas, Jhudunga, Barboti Kolai, Alasande, Lobhia, Bura, Chola, Chowla, Chawali .
Days: About 75-90 days