Classic Southern Pea. Heavy yielder. Typical blackeye type of Southern pea with cream-colored seed coats and black pigments around the eyes. Stands more erect than California No. 5, have smaller seeds and shorter plant height. 6-8"L pods are above foliage. Does not exhibit leaky eye (discolors canning brine) when canned. Great fresh, frozen or canned.
**Cowpeas, Southern Peas, are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpeas come in bush, vine, tall and short varieties. Great for stopping soil erosion and weed suppression. Cowpeas make an excellent Nitrogen source ahead of fall-planted crops and attract many beneficial insects. Cowpeas grow well on poor land and add lots of organic matter to the soil. Also, they make a good animal fodder crop.
Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.
Visit heirseeds.com to view our full inventory of rare heirloom seeds.
Nov 22, 2021