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Whippoorwill Cowpea (30-75 seeds) (CW161) $2.50
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Whippoorwill Cowpea

         
 
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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!
 
Whippoorwill Cowpea
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Jenniferoni
Location:
Dell Rapids, SD, United States
Date:
September 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Jurassic park
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Cool looking plant!

What are the cons? More tendrils not more beans

Review:

I'm a new gardener and a nerd so my enthusiasm for stuff I havent ever grown before is beyond containable lol! These beans are like something out of Jurassic park! The beans in their pods look like dinosaur claws! And there so many beans inside the pod! Fascinating how it's a bush but then it sends out these creepy fast growing tendrils that take over the garden like an octopus monster! I went a little haywire buying beans as I'm obsessed with hummus and want to try different beans and make hummus recipes so I bought 20 different kinds of beans and these were my favorite flavor! I think I commented on another bean here as my favorite (jade bean or mbombo?) but I just picked these first time and it went straight to the top of my favorite tree boom!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BuddyMc
Location:
MOUNT JULIET, TN, United States
Date:
April 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Tennessee Staple
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, adaptable,

What are the cons? none

Review:

A Tennessee staple. This is the cowpea my grandparents grew. I've been growing this variety for 20 years. It's the most consistent, dependable pea I've ever grown. I use this pea for eating and as a cover crop. I've grown other varieties, purple hull, red ripper, a black pea from Louisiana, rippers, ect. But this is the pea that always grows. I don't always pick it clean, so the next year it re-seeds and comes back on it's own. It's drought tolerant, heat tolerant better than any other cowpea I've ever grown. The taste is also excellent.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Vikki Farmgirl
Location:
Palmer, TX
Date:
September 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent hot weather pea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific, flavorful, long-bear

What are the cons? N.A.

Review:

We usually plant purple hull peas, but this out-performed our old faithful 15:1! A new pea for Texas heat!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doc
Location:
Alma, AR
Date:
August 3, 2014
          4.0
 
Worth a try
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Aphid and mold resistant

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew these in Louisiana where our Pinkeyes always seem to get spoiled by aphids and mold. Now live in Arkansas where that hasn't seemed to be a problem.... until 2014 (a very cool, wet summer). A few of my purple hull plants came under aphid attack and a small percentage of the pods molded before mature. Luckily I planted some whippoorwills as well which where TOTALLY unaffected by either. Some plants produce large pods, large peas. other produce small pods and small peas. Only save/plant the large seeds and I think you can avoid this, that's my experiment for next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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