Please refer to Southern Pea Cultural Notes for growing information.

Packet: 1 oz (28g) unless stated (approx. 140-250 seeds, depending on variety) sows 30-50'.

See Peas for Snap Peas, Snow Peas, and Shelling (English) Peas.

Iron and Clay Southern Pea (Cowpea) 1 lb

Retail Price: $10.25

110 days [Brought to the U.S. by slaves before the American Revolution. Clay peas were carried as rations by Confederate soldiers, while both Iron and Clay peas sustained newly freed African-Americans after the Civil War according to George Washington Carver’s 1908 Cookbook of Field Pea Recipes.] Vigorous, drought hardy plants are a great nitrogen-fixing cover crop; late maturing pods can be harvested for the kitchen or used for fodder. 6-7 in. pods, light tan seeds. (1 lb = 454 g)
  • Catalog #: 16125H

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