(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.


Mayo Colima Cowpea CW134

80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed... Read More

Red Ripper Cowpea CW106

90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with... Read More
Coat and Jacket Cowpea

Coat and Jacket Cowpea CW163

Seeds are two-toned with with deep brown-red and cream coloring. This... Read More
Hog Brains Cowpea

Hog Brains Cowpea CW164

These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream and deep brown-red... Read More
Atchafalya Swamp Pea

Atchafalaya Swamp Pea CW165

The Atchafalaya Swamp Pea was selected decades ago by Blaine Bourgeois... Read More
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