Whippoorwill, a bush variety with short runners and purple flowers, was a popular cowpea in the nineteenth century. Hardy and resistant to drought, heat, and cool temperatures, cowpeas thrive in adverse conditions. Sow seed of this annual directly in the garden from mid-June to late July in rows at least 12" apart. Harvest fresh, when pods are yellow and plump with peas, or let dry on the vine for winter consumption. Cowpeas are a delicious southern vegetable when boiled for hours to create a savory gravy.
Approximately 25-30 seeds per pack.