(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 is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern...
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that
90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with...
80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed...
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by...
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white...
These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.”
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines...
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed...
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce...
Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties...
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,...
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored...
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored...
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye
Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled...
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom...
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas...