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Whippoorwill Cowpea

    Whippoorwill Cowpea


    [Brought to the Americas from Africa during the slave trade, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Once the standard for southern peas, this variety is drought-tolerant and will grow in almost all soils. 5' vines produce loads of 7-8" green pods with a purple tinge. Mature seeds are small and light brown with black speckles. Seeds are good eaten green or dried. 85 days. 

    Packet: 14 g (1/2 oz) unless stated (approx. 43-135 seeds, depending on variety)

    Good to start from seed in these months:

    North Florida: June-July

    Central Florida: March-August

    South Florida: April-August