Certified Organic (OPEN POLLINATED)
Breeder: Carol Deppe
Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea (Cowpea) Seeds
An OSSI-Pledged Variety*
Breeder and author Carol Deppe bred this creamy Southern pea for the cooler summers and cold nights of maritime Oregon—though it thrives in the Northeast, and in hot climates, too. Developed from a “Lady” pea, prized for its culinary qualities, Fast Lady is delicious fresh or dried. Immature green pods release shelly peas that are sweet and succulent. (You can also sauté the whole young pods and young leaves.) The cooked dry beans have a memorably creamy texture and delicate flavor. 65 days to harvest for fresh shelling; 95 days for dry. Average 190 seeds/oz., 3,100 seeds/lb.
*The Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge: You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.
Our Fast Lady seeds were produced organically in Oregon. Each Fast Lady seed sold supports Carol Deppe’s plant breeding research. All products are certified NOP but not US-COR (Canadian Organic) Compliant.