Pisum sativum

(Pea (Various varieties incl. 'Norli', 'Rondo' & 'Roi des Conserves'))

Type
Vegetable
Edible?
Yes
Culinary Uses?
Yes
Native?
No
Naturally occurring on site?
No
Propagated Here?
Yes

Description

Usually climbing but often dwarf too, indispensable summer podded vegetable.

Culinary Uses

Eaten when very young raw or more usually cooked, mangetout types are eaten including the pod.

Cultivation

Tall varieties need careful staking / netting in our often windy garden. Early sowings are made in half drainpipes in the tunnels, to minimise mice eating them. Then we plant them out at about 2cm tall, under fleece for a few weeks.

Golden Sweet Yellow-Podded Mangetout is a great variety for an early Polytunnel sowing (February / March) yielding harvests in late May, when outdoor sowings are only just happening.

Maintenance

Pick very frequently as nobody wants and old pea.