(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 variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by...
80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed...
90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with...
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that
Seeds are two-toned with with deep brown-red and cream
These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream
and deep brown-red...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern...
This is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the...