Iron and Clay Cow Peas Seed

Iron and Clay Cow Peas Seed

Iron and Clay Cow Peas Seed

$ 32.00 USD was
Note: Smaller sizes may be available upon request.
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Iron and Clay Cow Peas Seed Information

  • Planting Time: Spring and Summer
  • Type: Legume, Cover Crop
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: High Protein Wild Animal Feed, Soil Enrichment
  • Germination Period: 45 days (forage); 100 days (mature)
  • Climate: Southern United States
  • Seed Rate – 25 lbs. per acre (drill); up to 120 lbs. per acre (broadcast)
  • Seed Depth –1-2 inches

Iron and Clay Cowpeas Seed Use Map


These late maturing annual peas are extremely high yielding, providing nourishment for wildlife, including quail, turkey, rabbit, doves and deer. Once established, it is very tolerant to deer grazing. Iron and Clay Cowpeas are used in commercial deer forage mixtures. They also produce large amounts of nitrogen and organic matter to enrich the soil. When planted after a spring garden, they can help prevent summer week growth. Iron and Clay Cowpeas also have long taproots to help them withstand drought and grow in desert summers with only moderate irrigation.

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Good Seed Bed
  • pH: 5.5 – 6.5
  • Recommended Fertilizer: Very Little
  • Watering Requirements: Very Little
  • Grazing: Yes

Planting Instructions

  • Drill: 25 lbs. per acre
  • Broadcast: up to 120 lbs. per acre