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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 'Shiraz' (Mangetout)
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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”).
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Pea 'Kennedy' (Mangetout)
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With parentage that includes the ever popular variety 'Oregon Sugar', this British bred Mangetout pea produces fabulous dark green pods with a super-sweet flavour. The flowers of Pea 'Kennedy' set early for an abundant crop of tasty pods. Well known for its high yields, this strong growing Mangetout also shows good resistance to powdery mildew which will certainly extend the picking season. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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