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  vegetable gardening >> cow pea / snake bean/ payar

Cow pea is called payar in malayalam. ( payar krishi)
there are two varities of cow peas kutti payar (bushy variety) and valli payar (climbing varirty)
Belongs to the Family: Fabaceae
Botanical name: Vugna unguiculata

Tthe local varieties are amara payar,chatura payar, tuvara payar, achinga payar, mani payar,etc

The different varieties of cow peas/ garden pea /kerala beans /payar are

phillipines
kanaka mani ( kerala agri university)

pusa barsathi
alka garima
pusa komal
kuruthola payar
manjeri local
mallika
sarika
vaijayathi
varun
answara
kairali
bhagyalakshmi
shubra
vs 13-12

varieties of cowpea/ garden pea /kerala beans /payar

bushy variety

anashwara ( kerala agri univ)

gomathy
kanakamani

climbing varieties

mala
lola
sharika

 

a special variety called meter payar is also popular

cow pea garden pea kerala beans

 

  

planting process: cow peas can be grown year round. two seeds can be planted in one small hole in the soil. the seeds germinate in 3 to 4 days. We can harvest beans in 45 - 60 days.
best time to cultivate cow peas is may 25 to june 7.
seeds of cow pea are available at click here for seeds


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