Cowpeas love summer heat.

Easy to grow, they give heavy crops of  high-protein food. 

Their nectar attracts pollinators--a great bee plant. And they enrich the soil.

Cowpeas look like beans and are cooked like dry beans. They are more closely related to favas and vetches than to garden beans. Seed savers can grow them right next to green or dry beans without danger of crossing.


Vigna uniguiculata  W,H/Matures 9-12/Harvest 8/Yield 2-9/Spacing 24"

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California Black Eyed Peas

Bush variety. Customers say these are "unbelievably easy to grow". Erect, high-yielding plants bear creamy-textured beans with distinct, delicious flavor. BO...
  • Seeds per packet: 130
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Germination days: 8-16
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Red Ripper Cowpea

Adaptable, drought-tolerant, and productive Competes well with summer weeds, even Bermuda grass. Fast to shell (that's the "ripper" part). High-yie...
  • Seeds per packet: 130
  • Days to maturity: 63-84
  • Square foot coverage: 100