This variety was for decades the standard Southern pea, and was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. 7-8 inch green pods tinged with purple, contain many small, light brown peas with darker brown speckles. Great shelled or dried. Drought tolerant even for a cowpea; sends runners as much as 5 feet on fertile soil, more of a bush type when grown under dry land conditions. Productive and flavorsome!