Nitrogen production from these cover crops is the key benefit of growing them. Nitrogen accumulation can range from 40-200 lbs. per acre. These plants fix nitrogen from the atmosphere to provide for their own needs and also provide nitrogen excess into the soil.
The Black Crowder cowpea is a high yielding variety of long green pods are easy to shell and deep purple cowpeas that turn black when dried.
The seeds are a typical blackeye type of Southern peas with cream-colored seed coats and black pigments around the eyes.
The California Blackeye #5 is a high yielding, vigorous and easy to grow cowpea plant that can be used green shell peas or dry like winter beans.
The Knuckle Purple Hull cowpea is a bush type producing heavy yields of purple pods that tend to stay off the ground and cluster making for easy picking.
The Lady cowpea is the smallest and most tender Southern cowpea on the market and is a variety that is popular and hard to find.
Does well in most climates. Pods average 6-7 ” long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to grow and shell.
Pinkeye Purple Hull cowpea is one of the most popular varieties preferred by Southerners and are great for drying and canning.
The Elite cowpea is a bush type cream southern pea that produces heavy yields of 7" pods with cowpeas that are delicious and easy to shell.
The White Dutch Clover is a perennial clover variety that is a customer favorite for controlling erosion while protecting the soil!