Cowpeas

Cowpeas

(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.

 
 
Holstein Cowpea

Holstein Cowpea CW101

Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just like... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw102

Clay Cowpea CW102

This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw103

Blue Goose Cowpea CW103

The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A rare... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw107

Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea CW107

Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and perfect for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw108

California Blackeye Pea Cowpea CW108

70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines. Thomas... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
cw109

Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea CW109

70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Rice Pea Cowpea

Rice Pea Cowpea CW112

Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Penny Rile Cowpea

Penny Rile Cowpea CW116

New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea

Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea CW117

An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple pods have... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Risina Del Trasiorfino

Risina Del Trasiorfino Cowpea CW128

NEW! Tiny cream-colored peas; dwarf plants give very early yields. A drought-tolerant... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw129

Stick Up Cowpea CW129

80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw130

Carrapichio Cowpea CW130

Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea

Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea CW138

Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw143

Green Eyed Pea Cowpea CW143

Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye pea.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw145

Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea CW145

An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw147

Monkey Tail Cowpea CW147

Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw153

Piggott Family Heirloom Cowpea CW153

A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw154

Running Conch Cowpea CW154

Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw155

White Whippoorwill Cowpea CW155

We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw156

Red Bisbee Cowpea CW156

New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Shanty Pea Cowpea

Shanty Pea Cowpea CW157

South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw158

Red Eye Pea Cowpea CW158

An historic Kentucky variety, having been grown in south-central Kentucky... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
CW139

Bohemian Cowpea CW139

75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw136

Lady Pea Cowpea CW136

80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.” They... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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