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.

 
 
cw108

California Blackeye Pea Cowpea

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

Holstein Cowpea

CW101
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just like... 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
 
 
cw107

Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea

CW107
Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and perfect for... 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
 
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
 
 
Penny Rile Cowpea

Penny Rile Cowpea

CW116
New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas... 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
 
cw129

Stick Up Cowpea

CW129
80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
cw130

Carrapichio Cowpea

CW130
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
cw143

Green Eyed Pea Cowpea

CW143
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye pea.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
cw145

Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea

CW145
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw147

Monkey Tail Cowpea

CW147
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw153

Piggott Family Heirloom Cowpea

CW153
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
cw154

Running Conch Cowpea

CW154
Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw155

White Whippoorwill Cowpea

CW155
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw156

Red Bisbee Cowpea

CW156
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
CW139

Bohemian Cowpea

CW139
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw136

Lady Pea Cowpea

CW136
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.” They... 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
 
 
cw148

Ozark Razorback Cowpea

CW148
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw161

Whippoorwill Cowpea

CW161
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by... 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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