Shelling Pea Purple Podded
Shelling Pea Purple Podded are easy to pick as the delightful purple pods really stand out amongst the foliage. This heirloom also produces fragrant purple-pink flowers which turn to deep-purple pods filled with tasty green peas.
Best used as a shelling pea however I ate a few early like a snow pea and they were also tasty. Strong, climbing vines to 1.5 to 1.7m tall which thrive in well-drained, well-watered, limy (potash helps) soil.
Sow – August to October (cool climate). Can sow Autumn to overwinter.
Spacing – thickly along a trellis, 30 cm rows.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 22 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)