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Peas and beans are easy to grow and great for children too. Sowing in succession (every few weeks) means you'll have a continuous crop throughout the summer. Try growing sweet peas next to your runner beans to improve pollination.
Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' (Second Early)
Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' is double podded, producing particularly heavy yields of up to 11 peas per 10cm (4") pod. This second early, wrinkle seeded variety carries its pods upon the top 30cm (12") of the stems, making them easier to harvest, with fewer backaches! This superb RHS AGM variety has a fabulous flavour and freezes nicely. Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' also shows good resistance to downy mildew and fusarium wilt. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' (Second Early) - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
One of the best second early varieties, Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' produces a bumper crop of double pods each 10cm (4") long, packed with up to 10, occasionally 11 sweet and juicy peas. The majority of the pods are produced on the top of the plant, so reducing backache when harvesting. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread 25cm (10").
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