Biwa Sitter Cowpea
(Vigna unguiculata); Heirloom; Bush habit; Dry bean; Minimum 40 seeds
Incredibly productive in our gardens, Biwa Sitter Cowpea is unique in that it's sprawling branches "sit" on the ground instead of climbing. Stewarded for generations by the Kapayou family of Tama County Iowa's Meskwaki Community, the tiny cream-colored dry beans are a buttery sweet pantry staple typically used in soups.
Cultivate this low-to-no maintenance cowpea variety as you would dry beans. Harvest after 90 days when the pods are papery dry.