(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.
Seeds are two-toned with with deep brown-red and cream
These blocky-shaped cowpeas are two-toned with cream
and deep brown-red...
This pea was a staple of the Southern armies during the American Civil...
The 36” vines produce purple-gray peas with up to 20 in a pod! A
We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce...
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-colored...
Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled...
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white...
80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.”
70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines.
70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls...