Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is thought to have originated in India. They spread to the Mediterranean and into Africa, and eventually made it to the Americas during the slave trade. In the U.S. different varieties are known as black-eyed peas and crowder peas. In India they are also known as Chauli, Karamani, Vanpayar, and Lobia and is served as a side dish. Suman is early maturing, with slender pods , resistant to anthracnose and moderately resistant to rust. Ready to harvest in 70 days.