Days to Maturity: 75
Pea Color: Cream Color with Black Eye
Pod Color: Green
California Blackeye Cowpea has a delicious flavor both fresh and dried. Pods are 6" to 8" long and vines are resistant to wilt and nematodes. Does best with warm days and nights.
For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with seeds.
For dried bean use, harvest about 80 days after seeds sprout.
To dry: Allow the cowpeas to stay on the plants until they are partially dry. Then pull up the plants and hang them in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are thoroughly dry. Shell the cowpeas and save the pods and plants for composting.