(Vigna unguiculata) Very
easy to grow, colorful, and tasty. Cowpeas are
popular in the Southern US, Africa, and Asia.
They originated in Africa, and tolerate heat,
drought and humidity much better than common
beans do. They are great picked young for use as
green snap beans, and stir-fried or boiled. They
also make a great cover crop, sown in spring
or summer and tilled into the soil when flowers
begin to appear. Plant seeds about an inch deep
after frosts have ceased and soil is warm. Most
types “run,” meaning they grow long vines, and
so 3-5 feet should be allowed between rows.
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil...
Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.”
80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed...
These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored...
Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled...
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white...
New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas...
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,...
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls...
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed...
90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with...
Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very...
Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties...
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored...