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Zipper Cream Pea


Zipper Cream Pea is a field pea variety that’s been a southern staple for years. Creamy, delicious white peas that are easy to shell. Heat-tolerant and heavy-yielding. Vigna unguiculata. 65 days to maturity. 1,800 seeds per lb.

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Be sure to check out our Cow Pea Growing Guide for more tips & tricks on successfully growing cow peas in your garden.

Zipper Cream Pea is a southern favorite the tastes like a beautiful blend between a cowpea and English pea. Plants grow to 2-3' tall and are semi-vining, which provides excellent ground cover for weed suppression during growth. Each plant produces many 6-9" pods which are medium green in color and will fade slightly as peas mature. Plants will provide several harvests throughout their lifetime. Zipper Cream is very heat-tolerant and performs well when planted in late spring and early fall.

Zipper Cream Pea gets it's name from the ease of shelling and the creamy texture of the finished product. Each pod has a string that acts as a zipper that makes them a very easy variety to shell. The peas are large and creamy white peas that melt in your mouth when cooked. This variety is excellent when prepared fresh, but also preserves extremely well when blanched and frozen.

We recommend planting Zipper Cream Pea using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Use a #5 seed plate, but always check the hole size and modify if necessary. Because it has a semi-vining growing habit, allow 3-4' of growing space for each row. Field peas, or "crowder peas", do very well when planted on double rows. Plant two rows about 6" apart, then skip over 3-4' and plant another double row. This will allow you to maximize garden space and produce more vegetables per square foot of garden. Peas should be harvested when pods are full and shelling is easy. If the pods do not shell easily, they likely need to stay on the plant longer.

Zipper Cream Pea Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 3-4"

Row Spacing: 3-4'

Days to Maturity: 65

Pest Resistance: Root Knot Nematode

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Pam Lowery
Zipper (Cream) peas

Delivered as advertised. They are in the garden and all coming up nicely. I am looking forward to when they are ready to pic eat and freeze!

Brandon McCray
Great germination

Seeds from Hoss tools are legit! Close to 100% germination every time.

Good looking seed

Great seed. Packaged well.

Mitsy Marx
First Time Grower

Not many people grow these type of peas in California, but our area is so hot in the summer (upwards of 115º!) and I knew that black-eyed peas do well in my garden. Although they produce fewer, later pods than the 'Sa Dandy' peas I also tried, I found 'Zipper' to be vigorous and well-growing plants and the peas are so tasty! They'll be a part of my garden from now on.

Casey Ellis
5 out of 5

Received my order very quickly, and within 5 to 6 days we had plants a couple inches tall! Very excited and cant wait to taste the peas! I'll DEFINITELY be purchasing seeds through HOSS again!