Commercially introduced by us
Prolific cowpea variety from Western Turkey. Pods grow 6”-7” long and generally produce up to 10 white seeds while some pods have more. Siyirma is a general category used for cowpeas in Western Turkey and is used interchangeably with Karagoz or Karnikara. This particular variety’s seeds look like rice pea of the American South.
Fresh pods are at their best when steamed, stir-fried or cooked with oil olive. At full maturity, dry peas can also be used in salads.
Our current seed stock for this variety was grown by the farmers at Old North Farm.
Packet has 25 seeds