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.

 
 
cw161

Whippoorwill Cowpea CW161

This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by... 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
 
Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea

Old Timer or Purple Hull Speckled Cowpea CW138

Short, bush plants produce colorful, purple, 7-inch pods that are filled... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw154

Running Conch Cowpea CW154

Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw136

Lady Pea Cowpea CW136

80 days. The tiny and popular, yet hard-to-find, white “lady pea.” They... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw148

Ozark Razorback Cowpea CW148

90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw155

White Whippoorwill Cowpea CW155

We at last have the hard-to-find, white-seeded Whippoorwill. Plants produce... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw108

California Blackeye Pea Cowpea CW108

70 days. An old standard variety; vigorous, high-yielding vines. Thomas... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
cw109

Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea CW109

70 days. The preferred variety of many Southerners; delicious flavor. Hulls... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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