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Peas and Beans

Over 2,000 acres of Southern peas are grown commercially, in Mississippi. annually. Butter or lima beans are grown on about 1,200 acres and 400 acres of green beans are produced. English peas grow on less than 50 acres. Most of these are hand harvested and sold within the state. In 1993, over 15,000 acres of peas and beans were grown, primarily mechanically harvested for the processing market.


Frequently Asked Questions

Which Southern Peas are good for machine harvesting?
Why do my butterbeans drop pods?
What should the plant spacing be for Southern Peas?
How do you grow green beans in Mississippi?
Why aren't more English peas grown in Mississippi?
What variety of Southern pea makes lady peas?
Why does my bean plant keep growing without blooming?
Do I need to add nitrogen for beans?
Where do Southern peas get their names?
How do sugar pea and sugar snap pea differ?
What is a yardlong bean?



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Other Peas and Beans Information

Soils for Vegetable Production
MAFES renews foundation seed production of the “Mississippi Pinkeye” variety of southern peas.