Biwa Sitter, 25 seeds - Contrary to the description found by Seed Savers Exchange, I find that this variety can and does climb, although it also sprawls at the same time, and doesn't seem to climb as well or as high as my other cowpeas. It produced a mix of yellow and white flowers for me. Pods were solid green turning buff and were slightly curved, slim but produced prolifically. 7-14 seeds per pod, small white seeds similar to a “lady” pea. Midseason maturity. Donated to Seed Savers Exchange by Luke Kapayou, who received them from his mother, Agnes Kapayou, who had received them from her parents. Grown by several generations of Luke's family within the Meskwaki community of Tama County, Iowa. Used by the Meskwaki as a dry bean in soup. It's called ”Sitter” because of its scrambling/sprawling habit. Previously distributed as 'Sitter'.

Seeds comes in Stillwater Valley seed packets.

Cowpea, Biwa Sitter



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