Mississippi Silver Pea is an easy to grow open pollinated variety of cowpea. After admiring the soft lilac colored flowers of this heirloom crowder cowpea get ready for heavy yields of 7" long silvery green pods. The pods of Heirloom Mississippi Silver Crowder Cowpea are tightly packed with brown peas with a meaty taste and hearty texture. Cowpeas are part of a traditional Southern meal. 85 Days until harvest. Often called Butterpeas, Field Peas, Southern Peas and Crowder Peas, Cowpeas are a great crop for a sustainable lifestyle because they are easy to grow and abundant producers. Cowpeas also are known for their long term storage ability.