The first planting of Pinkeye Purple Hull peas are setting pods and I harvested the first handful tonight. I like growing purple hulls better than black eye peas, partly because their changing pod color makes it easier for me to tell when to harvest them. You harvest the pods when they are beginning to change from green to purple. These are 56 days old, and the seed to harvest date is listed at 85 days. I will continue harvesting and shelling as I go and I hope to get a few meals out of these. The pea aphids have been pretty bad so I don't expect much.
Peas are sprawling all out of bed.
Here are some pods that are not quite ready
Here is the batch I picked tonight
Here are the shelled peas