Crowder Peas

joy_unspeakable(7NC)July 27, 2008

Like many other recent posters, I am wanting to plant a fall garden this year. I've checked recent threads and my county extension website to see what grows best in my area.

I was really wanting to plant some crowder peas or cow peas. This will be my first time planting these. I went to my local hardware store where I usually buy a lot of my seeds and they are out of all seeds for the rest of the season (they said due to increased gardening this year and drought last year - supplier is out). I also checked the victory seeds website (and several others) - all are out of the suggested variety for my area.

Thought about trying to find some on ebay? Anyone have any good suggestions for crowder pea types to grow in the piedmont area of NC. Or any fall veggies that you have tried in this area.

Thanks for your help!

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You might try these two companies. Southern Exposure is located in Virginia and the other Georgia. Both sell crowder and Southern peas. or

I tried some Black Crowders this year for the first time and love'em!! I should have planted more. Mississippi Silver Hulls are good ones too.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 8:29PM
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dancinglemons(7B VA)

I got my cow peas from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.(link below) They have several different varieties. I wonder how well the peas will grow in zone 7 if I plant now?? Anyone know about cow peas planted last week of July?? If anyone has done this please post your results.


Not trying to hijack your thread - just need answers to cowpea question.

Here is a link that might be useful: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 8:31PM
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May be a bit late for Crowders. Some of the pinkeye/purple hulls get off the mark pretty quickly and may be a better bet in the upper south.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 9:07PM
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I buy mine from Heirloom Acres.

Here is a link that might be useful: Heirloom Acres Seeds

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 11:26PM
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ppod(6 SE NY)

Joy, Willhite Seed has excellent prices, are pleasant to deal with, has low shipping charges, and the seeds are in the mail as soon as the order is placed (800-828-1840). I highly recommend them. And they have a large selection of Southern peas including the ones you are seeking, as well as the ones Farmerdilla recommends.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 11:57PM
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Thank you all for the sites. I went with the Mississippi Purple Hull. We'll see how they do!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 10:19AM
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