(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.


Red Ripper Cowpea

90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with... Read More

Black Crowder Cowpea

Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that turn black... Read More
Vietnamese Black Cowpea

Vietnamese Black (Che Dau Trang) Cowpea


(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,... Read More

Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea

Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea


(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern... Read More

Deliah's delight Cowpea

Deliah's Delight Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata

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