(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.


Green Eyed Pea Cowpea CW143

Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye pea.... Read More
Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea

Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea CW107

Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and perfect for... Read More
Deliah's delight Cowpea

Deliah's Delight Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata JS229

This is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the... 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

Clay Cowpea CW102

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

Carrapichio Cowpea CW130

Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More

California Blackeye Pea Cowpea CW108

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

Bohemian Cowpea CW139

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

Blue Goose Cowpea CW103

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

Black Crowder Cowpea CW104

Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that turn black... 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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