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This page gives instructions on how to buy heirloom southern pea seeds from David's Garden Seeds®.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Mississippi Cream 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
A cool weather crop, that likes well drained soil. Has pods that are 7 inches long and are light-green to creamy-white at maturity (shell stage) and dry to a straw color. Has high yields and can be used fresh, frozen or canned. Produces two crops when planted early. Pick and let pods rest overnight for easier shelling.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Mississippi Purple 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Less vine than most of the other heirloom varieties of brown crowders.
High yielding, delicious large brown seeds with reddish purple pods at
green shell stage. Pods shell very easily. At the dry stage, they are
purple. Concentration of pods at foliage level and is bunched. Pods
contain about 14 seeds and mature over a short time. 24"H semi-erect
with semi-compact foliage. Lavender flower. Harvest in 65 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Mississippi Silver 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Green peas are typical of the brown crowder. Large, light green to cream in color at green shell maturity and flattened or crowded on the ends. 7 to 8 inch green pods are smooth, silvery color occasionally touched with streaks or spots of light rose and light straw when dried. Crop is set early and is concentrated over the top of the row slightly above the vines. Good performers in hot, humid climates! Shells easily. Vines are very similar to the Mississippi Purple. Resistant to Fusarium wilt. Harvest in about 65 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Pinkeye Purplehull Texas Grown 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
These are found on our Texas Grow Seeds page. All vendors are out of these as of this day 01-06-2021.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Pinkeye Top Pick - 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
An early, heavy-yielding, semi-bush variety with good disease
resistance.Very early, concentrated pods on top of plant. Very popular. Harvest in 70 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Texas Cream 8 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
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. Harvest in 70 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Texas Cream 12 - 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
High bushy plant habit with dark green leaves and a dull luster with
white flowers. Pods are about 5” long and 0.34” wide. Pods are greatly
curved and have slight constrictions, are green at maturity and dark
straw colored at dry stage. Testa is wrinkled and smooth and medium in
size. Harvest in 70 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Texas Cream 40 - 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Erect plant habit with dark green foliage with a dull luster. Flower color is white and maturity is late. 6 to 8 inches pods are set above foliage, bunched and contain about 13 seeds per pod. Pod color at maturity is green with an orange eye and dark straw at dry stage. Constrictions are slight and curvature is slight. Seed shape is kidney; class is non-crowder with a wrinkled and smooth seed coat. Harvest in about 70 days.
Southern Pea (Cowpea) Top Pick - 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Matures earlier than most other cream peas. Upright bush plant with
prolific set of pods at the top where they are easy to see and harvest.
Plants produce 2-3 heavy flushes of pod sets. Pick when light purple for
shelling. The seeds keep their color when cooked and have a creamy but
not mushy texture. Easy shelling. Good drought tolerance. Harvest in 55 days.
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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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