what are these peas called

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by kentuckyhippie, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. kentuckyhippie

    kentuckyhippie Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    1,282
    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    several years ago an older lady gave me some field peas to grow in my garden. she didn't know the name of them I grow them every year and would like to know what they are called. the plant looks just like a crowder pea plant but the peas are either solid black or black with a cream colored splotch on the side. sometimes there will be splotched and solid ones both in the same pod. anyone know what they are?
     
  2. Topaz Farm

    Topaz Farm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,377
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Location:
    Abilene, Texas
    I don't have a clue. Maybe if you looked in some heritage seed catalogs you might find it.
     

  3. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,308
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Cow Pea, maybe?
     
  4. NativeRose

    NativeRose Texas Country Grandma

    Messages:
    1,197
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
    I am trying to find out what kind of pea this is. I will let you know when I find out. Would you be interested in trading or selling me some of the pea seed. If so then please let me know. Thanks, Rosemary
     
  5. NativeRose

    NativeRose Texas Country Grandma

    Messages:
    1,197
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
    I think I found them. Could they be holstein cowpeas. Go to www.rare seeds.com and do a search. They have a picture of a black and white pea like you described. Hope this helps. I am still interested in some of the seed.
     
  6. kentuckyhippie

    kentuckyhippie Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    1,282
    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    I think that might be them. I can send you a few. I didn't get many saved from last year but I'll be glad to share with you. maybe you can grow a few hills for seed next year. just send me your address. sorry I don't have a lot left.