California Black Eyes (Cowpeas) Seed
For quantities of more than 500 pounds (more than 10-50 pound bags) please contact us by Phone at 800 253 7346 or click here for a price quote
Excellent nitrogen producing COVER CROP.
The cowpea is one of the most ancient crops known to man. Commercial production in California was first reported in 1880. This legume is also known as Black-Eyed Pea, Black-Eyed Bean and Goat Pea. It is well adapted to the late spring growing conditions of California's Central Valley. It may be advantageous to plant as soon as it is warm enough to set first flush of pods. A highly variable crop, Black-Eyes are utilized as an effective cover crop and for fodder. Black Eyes are often grown in rotation with other crops.
They are often grown around the world for their medium-sized, fresh-shelled edible beans/peas provided they are picked when pods first become yellow. Black eyed beans are small, creamy-flavored and possess a “Black Scar” where they were joined to the pod. Like most beans, Black-Eyes are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron.
Plant rate at 35-70 this range depends on row spacing