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.

 
 
Risina Del Trasiorfino

Risina Del Trasiorfino Cowpea CW128

Tiny cream-colored peas; dwarf plants give very early yields. A drought-tolerant... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Turkey Craw Cowpea

Turkey Craw Cowpea CW133

Vining, old-fashioned variety that produces delicious maroon and white... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw158

Red Eye Pea Cowpea CW158

An historic Kentucky variety, having been grown in south-central Kentucky... 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
 
Atchafalya Swamp Pea

Atchafalaya Swamp Pea CW165

The Atchafalaya Swamp Pea was selected decades ago by Blaine Bourgeois... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
cw156

Red Bisbee Cowpea CW156

Long pods, brick-red to brown seeds. Thrives in heat. Original seed said... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Penny Rile Cowpea 1

Penny Rile Cowpea CW116

80 days. Khaki-tan color, medium-sized peas, heavy yields. The peas are... 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
 
cw130

Carrapichio Cowpea CW130

Good yields of khaki-colored peas and long pods. An attractive pea that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw104

Black Crowder Cowpea CW104

Very long pods give huge yields of beautiful purple peas that turn black... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw134

Mayo Colima Cowpea CW134

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

Bohemian Cowpea CW139

75 days. This heirloom was brought to America by immigrants from Prague... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw147

Monkey Tail Cowpea CW147

Hardy, rambling vines produce extra-long pods with unusual cocoa/tan-colored... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw129

Stick Up Cowpea CW129

80 days. Pods tend to “Stick Up” on the vines, hence the name. This heirloom... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw161

Whippoorwill Cowpea CW161

This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw107

Gray-Speckled Palapye Cowpea CW107

Flavorful, gray-speckled peas in large pods; very early and perfect for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw106

Red Ripper Cowpea CW106

90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with... 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
 
cw143

Green Eyed Pea Cowpea CW143

Very rare, Missouri heirloom is larger than the standard Blackeye pea.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw160

Mitchell Family Cream Pea Cowpea CW160

These white peas have been in the Mitchell family for over a century.... 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
 
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
 
cw153

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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