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Fagiolina Del Trasimeno Vigna unguiculata

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Beautiful mix of seed colors, on productive twinning plants, Italian heirloom.

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The Fagiolina Del Trasimeno Vigna unguiculata Beautiful mix of seed colors, on productive twinning plants, Italian heirloom.

Fagiolina Del Trasimeno Vigna unguiculata

The Vigna unguiculata is one of several species of the widely cultivated genus Vigna.

Cowpeas are one of the most important food legume crops in the semiarid tropics. Covering Asia, Africa, southern Europe, and Central and South America. A drought-tolerant and warm-weather crop, cowpeas are well-adapted to the drier regions of the tropics. Whereas other food legumes do not perform well. It also has the useful ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen through its root nodules. Also, it grows well in poor soils with more than 85% sand and with less than 0.2% organic matter and low levels of phosphorus. In addition, it is shade tolerant, so is compatible as an intercrop with maize, millet, sorghum, sugarcane, and cotton. This makes cowpeas an important component of traditional intercropping systems, especially in the complex and elegant subsistence farming systems of the dry savannas in sub-Saharan Africa. In these systems the haulm (dried stalks) of cowpea is a valuable by-product, used as animal feed.

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