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Pea 'Shiraz' (Mangetout)

Pisum sativum

Hardy Annual

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From British breeding, this is the first commercially grown purple variety! The attractive bicoloured flowers of Mangetout Pea 'Shiraz' form stunning flat, purple pods that are best harvested young and eaten raw, steamed or added to stir frys. The purple pods are rich in healthy anthocyanin (antioxidant) pigment, although the colour will fade to dark green when pods are steamed or boiled. With powdery mildew resistance and good tolerance to downy mildew, this superb variety makes a handsome addition to the vegetable plot or containers on the patio. Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 25cm (10”).

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How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 pea seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £3.69
Direct sow Mangetout peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow Mangetout seed in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm (2") apart, and 4cm (1½") deep. Allow a distance of 75cm (30") between rows. For successional crops, sow Mangetout peas every 10 days.
Support Mangetout plants with twiggy sticks, wire or netting as they grow, and use fine netting to protect pea crops from birds and pea moth damage. When growing Mangetout peas, regular and thorough watering especially when in flower will improve crop yields. Harvest edible podded peas around 12-13 weeks after sowing just as the peas inside start to form. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.

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Reviews
  1. Excellent mangetout

    By anne vasey 16-02-2014

    A great variety - lots of pods that look pretty and are easy to pick because the colour stands out. Tasty too. Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Edible 'sweet peas'?!

    By Jade Harrison 11-07-2013

    I bought some of these last year and with the poor summer, the plants were small and the mangetout tiny. Tried them again this year and what a difference! I have huge strong plants that have had so many beautiful flowers that my neighbour asked what Sweet Pea I was growing... The plants are now absolutely loaded with growing pods (I've been eating them raw while removing slugs from the marrow leaves growing underneath the mangetout plants) and am looking forward to a stir-fry using more pods this evening. There are lots more flowers on the way too. Fabulous!

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