Iron and Clay Southern Pea (Cowpea)  Heirloom

Iron and Clay Southern Pea (Cowpea) Heirloom

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These peas (cowpeas) were brought to the U.S. by enslaved Africans before the American Revolution. Clay peas were carried as rations by Confederate soldiers, while both Iron and Clay peas sustained newly freed African-Americans after the Civil War according to George Washington Carver’s 1908 Cookbook of Field Pea Recipes.] 

This is a vigorous, drought hardy plants are a great nitrogen-fixing cover crop; late maturing pods can be harvested for the kitchen or used for fodder. Good root-knot nematode resistance. Sprawling vines. 6-7 in. pods, light tan seeds. S

Approximately 100 seeds.

Harvest in 110 days.