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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 'Bingo' (Early Maincrop)
Dark green, semi leafless plants produce pods in pairs, averaging 8 dark green peas per pod. Pea 'Bingo' is a heavy cropper, even in poor growing conditions. This early maincrop cultivar has strong root rot tolerance and good powdery mildew resistance. An ideal variety for growing in open ground or containers on the patio. Height: 80cm (31”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
Pea 'Avola' (First Early) - Kew Collection Seeds
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This compact variety grows to just 60cm (24”) tall making it perfect for containers and small plots. Pea 'Avola' is early maturing, producing an abundance of tender pods, each packed with up to 8 succulent peas of a superb sweet flavour. Surplus crops from this variety freeze particularly well. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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