Current order processing time is 5 business days

BEAN Cowpea

Vigna unguiculata

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Fabaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 10

Share:

One of the most important food legume crops in the semi-arid tropics covering Asia, Africa, southern Europe and Central and South America.

A warm weather crop that crops well. 
Cowpeas can vary in habit from semi-bush to climbing.

Native to South Asia.

Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Late Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer

Sow: 25mm deep.
Soaking seed overnight prior to sowing helps with the up-take of moisture for germination. Best sown direct in growing position in moist soil.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 10cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 8-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.

Stay in touch

The latest product arrivals, inspiring garden ideas and sale alerts!