(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 unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls...
Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very...
New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas...
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom...
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled...
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored...
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored...
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,...
Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties...
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce...
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed...
South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines...
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.”
These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white...
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by...