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.

 
 
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
 
cw154

Running Conch Cowpea CW154

Good yields of small, delicious cream-colored peas, one of the parent varieties... 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
 
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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