(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.
This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil...
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 Atchafalaya Swamp Pea was selected decades ago by Blaine Bourgeois...