Bean Cowpea California Blackeye NO. 5 – Item #222


An essential hot weather vegetable. Produces well even when it is too hot and humid for snap beans. Pods are held on a short vine and mature about the same time as okra. May be eaten whole when young or shelled for their seeds when mature.

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Additional information

Weight 15 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 4″ (10cm)

Row Space: 18″ (46cm)

Sprouts In: 7-14 days

Plant outdoors in full sun and rich, well-drained soil after all danger of frost. Cowpeas germinate best at a soil temperature of 65°F or warmer. Water frequently at soil level.

Harvest pods while still young and tender. For fresh shelled peas, harvest when pods begin to change color and seeds are plump.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Vigna unguiculata

Matures In: 80 days