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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.
Pisum sativumThe most exciting development in shelling peas since the launch of current best seller Hurst Green Shaft. We've been truly amazed at the outstanding performance of this powerhouse pea. Yield, pod quality and taste - Pea Terrain couldn't be beaten in our 2015 trials, but most impressive was the resistance to both downy and powdery mildew. In a field surrounded by a dozen infected varieties, only Terrain stood clean and green, making it the best pea for late harvesting.
Our final sowing on 31 July led to a harvest starting 21 October through to the first heavy frosts in late November. Sow from March to August for a regular supply of slightly curved, pointed pods, each holding 7-8 peas. What's more, Pea Terrain produces two pods per node, bring double the harvest compared with older varieties. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 30cm (12"). More info
Lotus tetragonolobus, Tetragonolobus purpureus, Winged PeaCustomer Rating
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.
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