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. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Kitchen Garden, Ground Cover, Exotic Garden
1 Packet (35 Asparagus Seeds) (TT00136)
Pick pods regularly while young and tender. Don't allow them to get more than 3cm (1 in) long. Their brick red pea-like flowers make them a very attractive pot-plant indoors in a well lit position, or border edgings outside.
Harden off and plant out 30cm (12in) apart when all risk of frost is gone. Sow outdoors 10cm (4in) apart in well raked soil in rows 30cm (12in) apart. A little twiggy support will help but is not essential. They prefer a good well drained garden soil and should be watered in dry weather.
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Attractive and Prolific 2016-11-20
Very pretty low-growing plant with attractive dark red flowers. Cropped well then died back, before regrowing and producing a second crop. Pick the pods when they are small and tasty, otherwise they do get stringy.
T&M replied on 2016-11-21: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Asparagus Pea 2013-01-10
I grew asparagus pea this year. What a crop! They have lovely flowers before the peas show. I was picking for a number of weeks. I cut them up and stir fry with anything. I had so many i had to freeze and they are still good. I cut them down after the first crop and got a very good second crop so about 6 to 8 weeks of this unusual veg. Can't say better than that.
unusual vegetable 2011-07-30
large seeds are easy to sow, and grow into an unu8sual and decorative, low-growing plant. pick the pods when young and steam. expensive seed but worth it for a great0-tasting + unusal veg.