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.

 
 
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Clay Cowpea CW102

This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Shanty Pea Cowpea

Shanty Pea Cowpea CW157

South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea

Ologwe Nigerian Cowpea JS133

(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas probably originated in southern... Read More

         
 
 
$3.50
 
Coat and Jacket Cowpea

Coat and Jacket Cowpea CW163

Seeds are two-toned with with deep brown-red and cream coloring. This... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Hog Brains Cowpea

Hog Brains Cowpea CW164

These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream and deep brown-red... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea CW145

An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Stick Up Cowpea CW129

80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Penny Rile Cowpea

Penny Rile Cowpea CW116

New! 80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Carrapichio Cowpea CW130

Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Monkey Tail Cowpea CW147

Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Green Eyed Pea Cowpea CW143

Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye pea.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Vietnamese Black Cowpea

Vietnamese Black (Che Dau Trang) Cowpea JS126

(Vigna unguiculata) Cowpeas are grown all over the world,... Read More

         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea CW107

Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and perfect for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Mayo Colima Cowpea CW134

80 days. Mixed-color peas, gray, gray-mottled, or orange/tan mottled. Seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
CW139

Bohemian Cowpea CW139

75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea

Haricot Rouge Du Burkina Faso Cowpea CW117

An heirloom from Burkina-Faso, West Africa. Colorful red-purple pods have... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Mitchell Family Cream Pea Cowpea CW160

These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a century.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Piggott Family Heirloom Cowpea CW153

A Louisiana variety that has been in the Pigott family, Washington Parish,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Red Bisbee Cowpea CW156

New! Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Deliah's delight Cowpea

Deliah's Delight Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata JS229

This is an extraordinarily productive and resistant variety bred by the... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
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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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Black Crowder Cowpea CW104

Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that turn black... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
 
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