- 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
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 Michels Cowpea
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Ideal cowpea flavor
Bountiful production with incredible flavor. Deals with hot, full sun extremely well. Grows thickly on a trellis, neighboring okra stalk, tomato vine - anything it can get its tendrils around. Beautiful mottled color deepens to a pinto-like brown when cooked with a creamy texture. My new favorite field pea.