Southern Peas (Cowpeas)

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

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'.




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Big Red Ripper (Mandy) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Big Red Ripper (Mandy) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

70 days. [Heirloom from VA and NC] Large number of peas per pod. A good flavored table pea with 10" long pods containing as many as 18 large peas per pod! Reddish-green pods are borne high and are easy to see in the foliage. The vines are resistant to very hot, dry summers. Use fresh or dried. ...
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Big Red Ripper (Mandy) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Big Red Ripper (Mandy) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

70 days. [Heirloom from VA and NC] Large number of peas per pod. A good flavored table pea with 10" long pods containing as many as 18 large peas per pod! Reddish-green pods are borne high and are easy to see in the foliage. The vines are resistant to very hot, dry summers. Use fresh or dried. ...
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Calico Crowder (Pole Cat) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Calico Crowder (Pole Cat) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

(Hereford Pea, Polecat Pea) 79 days. One of the more flavorful southern peas, and one of our favorites. Dried peas are buff-colored with maroon splashes, especially around the eye. Recommended for the Mid-Atlantic from Virginia southward and westward (south of latitude 39). Pkt (28g, 140 seeds)
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Creel Crowder Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Creel Crowder Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

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Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea (Cowpea) 14 g

Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea (Cowpea) 14 g

55 days. Carol Deppe selected this small, white lady pea in Oregon to mature fast in the NWÂ’s cool summers, but it handles Southern summers as well! Great for short-season areas. 7-8" long, yellow pods are easy to pick and shell. Bushy, semi-erect plants. Tender, tasty seeds cook fast without...
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Mackey Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Mackey Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

[E. Texas heirloom, seedstock thanks to Mike Neder.] Similar to pinkeye purple hull, semi-bush plants are drought-resistant and also hold up well in cooler fall temperatures. 6-1/2 in. pods, 8-15 seeds/pod, pods turn beige when dry. Seeds have a flavor between blackeye peas and cream crowders, good...
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Mississippi Silver Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Mississippi Silver Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

64 days. [Developed by the Mississippi/AES.] Widely adapted and an excellent performer in hot humid climates, especially the Mid-Atlantic and south. Does well in northern areas with longer seasons. Pods average 6-1/2 " long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to...
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Mississippi Silver Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Mississippi Silver Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

64 days. [Developed by the Mississippi/AES.] Widely adapted and an excellent performer in hot humid climates, especially the Mid-Atlantic and south. Does well in northern areas with longer seasons. Pods average 6-1/2 " long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to...
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Ozark Razorback Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Ozark Razorback Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

65 days. [Developed by Horus Botanicals of Salem, AR.] Very colorful red-and-white calico peas with good flavor. Smaller seeds and shorter (3 ft.) vines than Calico Crowder. 7-8" pods. Pkt (214 seeds)
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Peking Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Peking Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

80 days. Flavorful, large black peas. [From the collection of the Southern Seed Legacy via grower Harry Cooksey.] There is a bit of mystery about this variety's origins. But there is no doubt that it produces an abundance of delicious black crowder type peas on vigorous disease free plants. Pkt (28...
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Peking Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Peking Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

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Piggott Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Piggott Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

60 days. [Grown by the Piggott family in Washington Parish, LA since the 1850s. For a long while the family kept this flavorful seed all to themselves!] Early and productive, this great-tasting variety is good fresh or dried. 6 in. pods have medium-size brown seeds with light speckling. Long vines...
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Piggott Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Piggott Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

60 days. [Grown by the Piggott family in Washington Parish, LA since the 1850s. For a long while the family kept this flavorful seed all to themselves!] Early and productive, this great-tasting variety is good fresh or dried. 6 in. pods have medium-size brown seeds with light speckling. Long vines...
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Pinkeye Purple Hull Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Pinkeye Purple Hull Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

65 days. An early, heavy yielding, semi-bush variety with good disease resistance. Can be double-cropped in the Mid-Atlantic and south. Pods contain elongated white peas with purple or pink eyes. Use for canning, freezing, or fresh eating. Pkt. (28 g)
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Pinkeye Purple Hull Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Pinkeye Purple Hull Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

65 days. An early, heavy yielding, semi-bush variety with good disease resistance. Can be double-cropped in the Mid-Atlantic and south. Pods contain elongated white peas with purple or pink eyes. Use for canning, freezing, or fresh eating. Pkt.
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Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

68 days. Compact plants. [Developed by the Virginia/AES.] 'Queen Anne' is a very dependable and heavy producer. Yields 8 to 12 seeds per 7 to 9" pod. Plants are compact, 26 " tall with no runners. Highly recommended for green shell or dry use, freezing, or canning. Can be grown in most...
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Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

68 days. Compact plants. [Developed by the Virginia/AES.] 'Queen Anne' is a very dependable and heavy producer. Yields 8 to 12 seeds per 7 to 9" pod. Plants are compact, 26 " tall with no runners. Highly recommended for green shell or dry use, freezing, or canning. Can be grown in most...
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Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 228 g

Queen Anne Blackeye Pea Southern Pea (Cowpea) 228 g

68 days. Compact plants. [Developed by the Virginia/AES.] 'Queen Anne' is a very dependable and heavy producer. Yields 8 to 12 seeds per 7 to 9" pod. Plants are compact, 26 " tall with no runners. Highly recommended for green shell or dry use, freezing, or canning. Can be grown in most...
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Rouge et Noir (Red and Black) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Rouge et Noir (Red and Black) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

65 days. [Heirloom from Washington Parrish, LA.] Similar to Peking Black but slightly earlier. Large seeds are red when fresh, drying to black. Vigorous, semi-vining plants. Food historian William Woys Weaver notes that in Louisiana these peas are often cooked with limas and green peanuts. Pkt (122...
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Tohono O'odham (Papago) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Tohono O'odham (Papago) Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

85 days. [SW Native American heirloom.] Highly drought- and heat-tolerant variety often used for summer cover crops. 6–7" purple-tinged pods. Earthy-flavored seeds have black and white markings like Holstein cows. Pkt (170 seeds)
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Washday Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Washday Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

60 days. [1800s. Quick-cooking seeds made for a faster meal on busy washdays!] Medium-size tan peas, 5-6" pods, half-runner vines. Very productive, pods borne in clusters of 3-4 for easy picking. Pkt (180 seeds)
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Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

85 days [Brought to the Americas from Africa during the slave trade, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Once the standard for southern peas, this variety is drought-tolerant and will grow in almost all soils. 5' vines produce loads of 7-8" green pods with a purple tinge. Mature seeds are small and...
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Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

85 days [Brought to the Americas from Africa during the slave trade, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Once the standard for southern peas, this variety is drought-tolerant and will grow in almost all soils. 5' vines produce loads of 7-8" green pods with a purple tinge. Mature seeds are small and...
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Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 228g

Whippoorwill Southern Pea (Cowpea) 228g

85 days [Brought to the Americas from Africa during the slave trade, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Once the standard for southern peas, this variety is drought-tolerant and will grow in almost all soils. 5' vines produce loads of 7-8" green pods with a purple tinge. Mature seeds are small and...
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Whippoorwill, Steele's Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Whippoorwill, Steele's Black Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

75 days. [OK/AR family heirloom] 6" pods with grey-black speckled seeds. Vigorous vines best trellised or given plenty of room to sprawl, as the vines will produce several harvests as they continue to grow. Pkt (208 seeds)
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White Acre Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

White Acre Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

62 days. This high-yielding heirloom southern pea has a vigorous growth habit and superior flavor. Quick early growth and dense foliage reduces much of the need for weeding. Peas themselves are small compared to other southern peas, average 18-25 peas per pod. Pkt (28g, 1 oz, about 274 seeds)
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Zipper Cream Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

Zipper Cream Southern Pea (Cowpea) 28 g

62 days. [1972, FL AES. Thanks to Bob Bulluck for our seedstock!] Southern favorite. Bushy 2-3' plants bear prolifically. 6-9" pods with large, creamy-white seeds, 18-20 seeds/pod, easy to shell. Unusually, seeds have a taste between English peas and cowpeas when fresh.
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Zipper Cream Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

Zipper Cream Southern Pea (Cowpea) 114 g

62 days. [1972, FL AES. Thanks to Bob Bulluck for our seedstock!] Southern favorite. Bushy 2-3' plants bear prolifically. 6-9" pods with large, creamy-white seeds, 18-20 seeds/pod, easy to shell. Unusually, seeds have a taste between English peas and cowpeas when fresh.
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