(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.
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that