Cowpea, Brown Sugar Crowder

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Vigna unguiculata

Vines of this variety have a moderate climbing tendency, but don't require a trellis. Stems purple. White flowers with violet streaking. Pods, 4-7" long by 0.4" wide. 6-16 seeds per pod. Solid brown, ovoid seeds with a red eye. Dry cowpeas have a slightly sweet flavor. Standard productivity. Mid-season maturing. Heirloom.

How to grow it:  

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Direct sow 1" deep after all danger of frost has passed. In row spacing is 3" with 8" between rows. Soaking seeds for 2-4 hours can hasten germination time. Planting with bean specific bacterial inoculum may help boost yields, especially if planting where beans have not grown before.

Seed specs:

Packet size:  1/4 oz. ~35 seeds