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.

 
 
Shanty Pea Cowpea

Shanty Pea Cowpea

CW157
South Carolina heirloom produces peas in varying shades of tan, on vines... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cw145

Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea

CW145
An early Pink Eye, Purple Hull type, produces lots of tasty cream-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
 
 
Vietnamese Black Cowpea

Vietnamese Black (Che Dau Trang) Cowpea

JS126

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

         
 
 
$3.00
 
cw161

Whippoorwill Cowpea

CW161
This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by... 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
 
 
 
 
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