|Originally collected from the Pima Bajo People living near the Yaqui River in Sonora, Mexico. Known locally as "Tukwupoikam".
The southern favorite 'Black-Eyed Peas', is a legume introduced from Africa. Has good heat and drought tolerance, great for desert gardening. They can be eaten green or dried like beans. Plant 1 inch deep with 6 inch spacing, or in blocks. Can be planted in the spring or in the desert with the summer rains. They have a sprawling habit, so should be supported. Minimum temperature is 55 to 59 Fahrenheit. Self pollinating generally.