Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Zipper Peas/Creme Crowder Peas Part II

After I decided to grow some zipper creme crowder peas, I tried to do my research on them and found there's just not much out there on them. Most of what I found gave conflicting information and only served to confuse me more.

Since I posted about them a few weeks ago, I've noticed that between 6 and 10 people a day google zipper creme crowder peas and wind up on this blog. Who would have figured there was so much interest in them? I figured I'd keep the zipper pea progress updated to help out anyone who stopped by.

Here are the way the peas look now.

Despite the terrible picture, you can certainly see these are NOT vining plants. This was part of the conflicting information I came across. Some sites said they were vining and some not. I'm wondering if other "crowder" peas are vining and zipper peas just got lumped in there, but that's just a guess.

As they grow, they're forking off and sprouting new leaves from this fork. I don't have any flowers yet, but I'm hopeful since they seem to be growing strong.

They're a fantastic, way too often overlooked pea.

Fun stuff on the way tomorrow. It's been a while since I've been able to share FLOWERING vegetables with you!

The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.


  1. These sound fun to grow... add that to my list.
    I think a lot of mislabeling goes on with seeds. My parents got yellow squash instead of zucchini.They were mad!

  2. Never hear of them! Is this your first year growing them?

    Wonder what those varieties will taste like????

  3. I've never heard of them either. I think they're an heirloom.

  4. I live in Atlanta; where did you find these?

  5. Hi Grant! I found them at The Homeport right outside of Winder. They get their seeds in the spring and you can buy them by the 'scoop' full. They're good people. Let me know if you need more information.