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      The cowpea is an annual legume that tolerates sandy soils and low rainfall.

      The Iron and Clay variety of cowpeas is praised for its versatility and resilience. Recognized for its ability to produce significant organic matter and nitrogen, it is also noted for its resistance to common forms of root-knot nematode making it an excellent choice for improving garden and agricultural soil health. These cowpeas are well-suited for spring, summer, and early fall food plots for wildlife offering a valuable food source for quail, dove, deer, and other game birds. Iron and Clay cowpeas are characterized by their ability to grow under a wide range of conditions, including harsh climates and drought, thanks to their long taproots. They typically reach a height of 2 to 3 feet, require 6 to 8 hours of full sun daily, and typically mature in 65 to 75 days. 


      Common Name: Cowpea
      Variety: Iron & Clay
      Genus: Vigna
      Species: unguiculata
      Origin: Introduced


      Longevity: Annual
      Season: Warm


      PH Range: 5.0 - 8.0


      Rate Per Acre: 20 - 40
      Planting Dates: 4/15 - 6/1
      Seeds Per Pound: 5,000
      Bushel Weight: 62