Mayo Speckled Cowpea has a similar appearance to a tiny pinto bean with great flavor. They are a pretty little mixed-color cowpea with shades of gray, gray-mottled, or orange and tan mottled. Originally from a Mayo village in the low desert of Los Capomos in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. Not available commercially, they are very tasty and deserve to be better known in home gardens.
70 - 85 days
Approx 60 seeds per pack
Cowpeas need warm, well-drained soil and at least 6 -8 hours of full sun. When all danger of frost is past, and the ground is thoroughly warm, plant beans 1.5" deep, every 3 - 4", firming soil over seeds. Water weekly in dry weather. Planting every 3 weeks until midsummer assures a continous supply of beans.