Old Timer Speckled Purple Hull Cowpea

old-timer-podsThe seed for this cultivar was sent to me from a customer in Washington State. It is listed as a short, bush variety, but I found that it grew quite tall (4 1/2′). I would classify it as a semi-bush. It would benefit from trellising or being grown on corn stalks. It is more compact than the other varieties I have trialed.

Fairly productive and will continue to set pods until frost.

Seed Saving: Isolate cowpeas and asparagus beans by 50′ for home use, 150′ for pure seed.