Cream or Conch-type Cowpeas or Southern Peas
Vigna unguiculata subsp.

Generally smaller plants that produce light colored peas. Listed below are the cream pea varieties, also referred to as conch peas, that we currently have available for your garden.

Each ounce is about enough seed to plant a ten foot row.
Click on variety's picture or name below for more information and quantity pricing options (where available).
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Cream 8 Southern Pea
Nice variety for both home and market gardens and excellent for freezing.
Lady Southern Pea
Very tasty, very small, and cream colored with a darker eye.
Sadandy Southern Pea
Generally used at the fresh shelling stage, 'Sadandy' is a medium maturing, "cream pea" type.
Texas Cream 12 Southern Pea
A bush-type, cream pea variety for home and market gardeners.
Texas Cream 40 Southern Pea
The seeds are small, kidney-shaped, and white with an orange eye.
White Acre Southern Pea
An old heirloom cream pea matures early and produces over a long period.

Growing Information:

Southern Peas can be planted from May to August, as soon as the soil has warmed to about 65ºF. Most varieties are ready to harvest at the green pea stage in about sixty days and at the dry stage in seventy five to one hundred days. Therefore in most areas, Southern Peas really should be planted in May or June.

Plant four to six seeds per foot, 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches deep in rows twenty to thirty-six inches apart. Control weeds early in the season with shallow cultivation. Later the peas will shade out most weeds. Avoid cultivation after the plants begin to bloom. Irrigation is normally not necessary; southern peas are renowned for their ability to grow and produce under harsh conditions. As a legume, they have the ability to fix their own nitrogen from the air so planting in too rich of soil or fertilizing can cause the plants to keep growing (running) and with pod production greatly affected. Southern peas are self-pollinating with insects, as well as wind, being responsible for moving the pollen to achieve fertilization.

There are several types, groups or categories of Southern Peas. These include:

For more information, click here for a PDF document on growing Southern Peas.

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