(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.
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls...
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.”
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white...
Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties...
90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with...
Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled...
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by...
Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very...
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
This is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the...
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce...
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed...
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,...
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,...
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored...