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.

 
 
cw130

Carrapichio Cowpea

CW130
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw108

California Blackeye Pea Cowpea

CW108
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines. Thomas... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
CW139

Bohemian Cowpea

CW139
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
cw103

Blue Goose Cowpea

CW103
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A rare... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw104

Black Crowder Cowpea

CW104
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that turn black... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
 
 
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