(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.
South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern...
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored...
New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas...
80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom...
Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and
Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored...
(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,...
80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed...
75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague...
Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye
An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple
A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,...
Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that...
New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed...
Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce...
This is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the...
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that
Tiny white seeds are just larger than rice and cook in 40 minutes. Very...
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by...
These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.