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.

 
 
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White Whippoorwill Cowpea CW155

We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Whippoorwill Cowpea CW161

This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Vietnamese Black Cowpea

Vietnamese Black (Che Dau Trang) Cowpea JS126

(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,... Read More

         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Stick Up Cowpea CW129

80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea CW145

An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored... 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
 
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Running Conch Cowpea CW154

Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties... 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
 
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Red Ripper Cowpea CW106

90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Red Bisbee Cowpea CW156

New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw109

Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea CW109

70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Piggott Family Heirloom Cowpea CW153

A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,... 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
 
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Ozark Razorback Cowpea CW148

90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea

Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea JS133

(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern... Read More

         
 
 
$3.50
 
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
 
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Monkey Tail Cowpea CW147

Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw160

Mitchell Family Cream Pea Cowpea CW160

These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a century.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw134

Mayo Colima Cowpea CW134

80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Lady Pea Cowpea CW136

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

Holstein Cowpea CW101

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

Hog Brains Cowpea CW164

These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream and deep brown-red... 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
 
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Green Eyed Pea Cowpea CW143

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