Plant – Holstein Cowpea

Holstein Cowpea – “Very unique, this pea is mottled half black and half white, just like a Holstein cow. The small bush plants yield well and are easy to grow. Very rare.” ~ Baker Creek Heirlooom Seeds

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One of the delights of my 2016 garden has been the heirloom Holstein Cowpea. I have eaten the offerings of this plant as a snapped green bean, and also harvested the cowpeas when the pods are dry. I will grow the dried cowpeas I’ve saved in next year’s garden. I’m also storing a few to eat as a specialty bean in winter soups. The cowpeas did well grown in the ground and in a hanging basket.

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I will definitely grow this variety next year, and hope to plant and harvest a bumper crop. An added benefit of the cowpeas is growing legumes adds nitrogen to soil.

4 thoughts on “Plant – Holstein Cowpea

    1. I enjoy looking at them Susie, and I was just out in my garden and was happy to discover the plants are still doing okay, not great, but okay, and are putting out new blooms. I might have a second crop of Cowpeas. Oh the joy of it! Kathy

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