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.

 
 
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
 
cw106

Red Ripper Cowpea

CW106
90 days. Large running vines yield 12” to 14” pods that are loaded with... 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
 
 
cw148

Ozark Razorback Cowpea

CW148
90 days. The most beautiful pea we grow; the peas are mottled half white... 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
 
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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