Red Ripper Cowpeas

Red Ripper Cowpeas are annual late maturing peas that provide feed for quail & deer in the fall. The deer love the small plants and will sometimes strip a newly seeded area if the deer population is heavy. Cowpeas can be planted from spring through early fall. The seeds mature in about 90-100 days. Deer will forage on the plants starting with the tender small plants when they first emerge. These cowpeas are also used extensively in the deer forage mixtures on the market. Red Ripper cowpeas can handle sandier type soils better that the Iron & Clay variety.

Planting Dates Soil Type Soil pH Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
March- June and early Fall Wide Range 5-7.5 Fair Fair
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Rates (Row) Planting Rates (Broadcast) Planting Depths
25″ 12-25 lbs/acre 30-50 lbs/acre 1-2″