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.

 
 
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
 
cw109

Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea

CW109
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls... 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
 
 
cw107

Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea

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

Holstein Cowpea

CW101
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just like... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
 
 
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