Cowpea, Michels

$2.99
SKU: 0113A P50
  • Organic
  • Sprawling vines with purple flowers
  • Green pods grow 8-10 inches long with 10-20 seeds
  • Cream-colored seeds with brown mottling
  • 85-95 days

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Donated to SSE by Audrey (Michels) Kreutzer of Kansas. Originally collected by her brother, Vince Michels, in 1941 from a Tennessee farm field that his Army unit marched by. A family favorite in bean soup. Cream-colored seeds with brown mottling, 8-10" pods with 10-20 seeds per pod. Sprawling vines with purple flowers. 85-95 days.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Rows Apart: 36-48"

Light: Full Sun



Instructions- Cowpeas thrive in hot temperatures and full sun. Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has fully warmed. Thin to 3-6" apart. Seeds will germinate in 5-7 days.