Texas Cream 8,Cowpea Seed Southern Peas
Very popular garden variety! Mild flavor and a creamy, soft texture. Upright, tall bushy type plant with dark glossy leaves. High, concentrated set pods make peas easy to pick. High yields of small seeds with a smooth and wrinkled seed coat. Green when mature and dark straw colored when dry. Highly tolerant to drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, including heavy clay and sandy soils.
**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.
- Approximately 170 seeds Per oz
- Produces well even when it is too hot and humid for snap beans.
- Pods are held on a short vine and mature in about the same time as okra.
- May be eaten whole when young or shelled for their seeds when mature.
- Vigorous vines 3 to 3 1/2 feet with runners.
- Long narrow pods, filled with edible peas good either green or dried
Heirloom Pink Eyed Purple Hulled Cowpea Seed. This early producing heirloom cowpea or Southern pea gives heavy yields of long purple pods. The pods contain creamy white peas with a dark pink eye. Southern Cowpeas are part of a traditional Southern meal. The first picture is of the Cowpeas mostly dry, ready to shell. The Cowpea can then finish drying completely out of the shell to store for later use. The second picture shows Pink Eyed Purple Hulled Cowpea at an early stage before it gets much color. The third picture is of Pink Eyed Purple Hulled Cowpea being bright purple ready for fresh shelling. The fourth picture is of the dried Pink Eyed Purple Hulled Cowpea ready for storage. Pink Eyed Purple Hulled Cowpea are quick, just 48 Days until harvest.
I ordered three types of "cowpeas." The Texas Cream 8 seeds are about one half to two-thirds the size I expect in cream peas which are in fact usually smaller than other "cowpeas". The speckled purple hulls are not speckled purple hulls. They are half-sized brown crowder peas. The blackeyed peas are about two-thirds the expected size. I am very disappointed.