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. Treated.

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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

4 reviews for Zipper Cream Pea

  1. Julia Starling (verified owner)

    I received my seeds in a timely manner, the packaging was a bubble bag so no crushing. I was very satisfied with my order.

  2. Miguel Larsen (verified owner)

    Very quick germination. Planted them here in NE Texas as part of my fall garden this past Monday and 5 days later they are a couple inches tall.

  3. Sharon A Reeves (verified owner)

    These produced so many wonderful Peas for us this year. We planted them in an area that was recently a pine field on a hill and they did great. Can not say the same for some of the other items I planted in the very poor soil but these, our other peas and peanuts did really well… all from HOSS.

  4. Julie St Clair (verified owner)

    99% germination rate!! They produce the best zippers!! Excellent all around service and product!

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