(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.
80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom...
Tiny cream-colored peas; dwarf plants give very early yields. A drought-tolerant...
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas are...
Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very...
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls...
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil...
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just