Fagiolini dell-occhio Organic Cowpea Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Vigna unguiculata.  Organic.  Heirloom.

This highly productive and beautiful yardlong bean bears pale-violet flowers and pods uniformly distributed throughout the plants. 

Tall vines require a strong trellis, with each stalk producing 1-2 solid-green pods encasing 16-20 brown-red, kidney-shaped seeds. 

Tender, juicy pods mature mid-season, reach 2' long, and have excellent flavor. 

This cowpea is especially delicious when eaten as a tender green bean. 

Grown by Vasco Marconi since at least the late 1950s in Chicago, this variety has been stewarded by family member Patti Trotsky of Naperville, Illinois, since the late 1990s. 

Patti donated seeds to Seed Savers Exchange in 2013. 

70-80 days to maturity.