Cowpeas Seeds - Red Ripper
- Seed Count: 70 Seeds
- Maturity: 80-90 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Growth Habit: Vining
- Climate Adaptability: Heat-tolerant
- Historical Significance: A Southern U.S. heirloom variety
- Color: Notable deep red hue
- Versatility: Suitable for fresh, dried, or canned use
- Nutritional Value: High in protein and nutrients
History: Red Ripper Cowpeas, with their deep red hue, have been a fundamental part of Southern United States cuisine for generations. This heirloom variety is renowned for its vigorous growth and bountiful yield, embodying the resilience and abundance of nature.
Uses: These cowpeas are celebrated for their versatility and rich, nutty flavor. They can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways – whether fresh, dried, or canned – making them a staple ingredient in a variety of culinary preparations. From hearty soups to refreshing salads, Red Ripper Cowpeas are a delicious and nutritious addition, providing a rich source of protein and essential nutrients.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To cultivate Red Ripper Cowpeas, plant the seeds about 1 inch deep in well-draining soil, ensuring they receive full sun. Space the seeds 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 3-4 feet apart. While these cowpeas are notably resistant to heat and drought, providing consistent watering will promote a more robust and healthy crop. With the right care, gardeners can expect a harvest rich in both quantity and quality, typically ready in 80-90 days post-planting.