Cowpeas, Southern Peas, are the most productive and heat tolerant legumes around. Cowpea seeds 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.
Hulls are purple, cowpeas are green with pinkeyes when freshly picked turning cream with dark maroon when dry.