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Asparagus Pea

Lotus tetragonolobus, Tetragonolobus purpureus, Winged Pea

Half-hardy Annual

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An easy to grow, unusual vegetable with a unique gourmet flavour. A hint of asparagus - perhaps? Asparagus Pea goes with virtually any dish. Cook whole at 3cm (1in) long, preferably by steaming, and serve with a little melted butter. No flavouring should be used as this will destroy its own delicious taste. Asparagus Pea can also be used in the flower border as attractive ground cover.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, ground cover, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.99
Sow seeds under glass in pots in early spring or outdoors in late spring. Under glass sow seeds individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots in a good seed compost. Germination usually 7-14 days at 19-21C (65-70F).

Harden off and plant out 30cm (12in) apart when all risk of frost is gone. Sow outdoors 10cm (4in) apart in well raked soil in rows 30cm (12in) apart. A little twiggy support will help but is not essential. They prefer a good well drained garden soil and should be watered in dry weather.

Pick pods regularly while young and tender. Don't allow them to get more than 3cm (1 in) long. Their brick red pea-like flowers make them a very attractive pot-plant indoors in a well lit position, or border edgings outside.

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Reviews
  1. Asparagus Pea

    By Paul Booth 01-10-2013

    I grew asparagus pea this year. What a crop! They have lovely flowers before the peas show. I was picking for a number of weeks. I cut them up and stir fry with anything. I had so many i had to freeze and they are still good. I cut them down after the first crop and got a very good second crop so about 6 to 8 weeks of this unusual veg. Can't say better than that.

  2. unusual vegetable

    By valerie gundle 30-07-2011

    large seeds are easy to sow, and grow into an unu8sual and decorative, low-growing plant. pick the pods when young and steam. expensive seed but worth it for a great0-tasting + unusal veg.

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