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This Southern pea was once the standard for southern peas, brought to the Americas from Africa during the slave trade, and grown by Jefferson at Monticello. This variety is drought-tolerant and will grow in almost all soils. 5 ft. vines produce extended harvests of 7-9 in. green pods. Small seeds are light brown with dark speckles, good eaten green or dried. Snaps and peas are easy to freeze. Packet has about 170 seeds. 72 days. Vigna unguiculata. Family: Legumes.