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Cowpeas seeds - Brown Mixed - IT18 25kg

Cowpeas seeds - Brown Mixed - IT18 25kg

Regular price
R 1,250.00
Sale price
R 1,250.00

Only available one month before planting season

There are basically three different types of cowpea seeds; forage, grain and dual-purpose cowpea types. It can be a prostrate, semi-erect or erect herbaceous annual summer legume with a well-developed taproot system. It is a multi-purpose crop, being used for human consumption as a pulse grain and vegetable, or as a forage crop being grazed or preserved. It is also often used as a cover crop / green manuring.

The minimum rainfall requirement for Cowpea production is 450 mm per annum.

Kg/ha 30-50

Plant October - January

  • Grain yields: 1-3 t/ha/season

  • Forage yields: 3-10 t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • Multi-purpose legume

  • High forage yield

  • High forage quality and palatability

  • Establishes easily on wide variety of soils

  • Green manure and cover crop application (improves soil fertility)

  • Drought tolerant

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