Cowpea, Purple Hull

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Vigna unguiculata

70 days.  Classic southern cowpea, nutty flavored and productive, even in dry conditions. 2' plants don't need to be staked. Quicker maturing than other popular cowpeas, so this is well suited to shorter season climates.  Purple hulls and purple spots on cream colored cowpeas.

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