A southern tradition is to eat them on New Years day to have a lucky year.
Ferry-Morse Seeds 1450 Cowpeas – California Blackeye 21 Gram Packet
Pods are 6″ to 8″ long, well-filled with large seeds with delicious flavor, either fresh or dried. Vigorous, productive vines are resistant to wilt and nematodes. GARDEN HINTS: Blackeye peas, like other beans, require warm days and warm nights to develop properly. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. For fresh use, pick pods as soon
Ferry-Morse Seeds 1450 Cowpeas
An essential hot weather vegetable. Produces well even when it is too hot and humid for snap beans. Pods are held on a short vine and mature about the same time as okra. May be eaten whole when young or shelled for their seeds when mature. Plant outdoors in late spring after soil has completely
Cowpea California Blackeye Seeds
Most popular variety in the South, the long, 7-8 inch pods are filled with creamy-white seeds marked with a black eye. Easy-to-shell pods. Delicious fresh, dried or frozen.