Garden Pea ‘Blue Podded Blauwschokkers’

Pisum sativum

Features

  • Easy to grow
  • Edible
  • Foliage & Filler
  • One-hit wonder
  • Vine

Description

Soaring, vining plants are smothered in the most striking dark purple pea pods. A rich eggplant color, these shelling peas are as delicious as they are beautiful; pick early for best flavor. The vining stems make a wonderful and unexpected addition to summer flower arrangements and are a real conversation starter. A must-grow heirloom.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 6 to 8 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80 to 85 days
Plant spacing: 6 to 8 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Peas are a cool-weather crop. Direct-seed in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Provide a strong trellis or support for vines to climb.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when the pods are brightly colored, taking care when handling delicate vines. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Details

Description

Soaring, vining plants are smothered in the most striking dark purple pea pods. A rich eggplant color, these shelling peas are as delicious as they are beautiful; pick early for best flavor. The vining stems make a wonderful and unexpected addition to summer flower arrangements and are a real conversation starter. A must-grow heirloom.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 6 to 8 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80 to 85 days
Plant spacing: 6 to 8 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Peas are a cool-weather crop. Direct-seed in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Provide a strong trellis or support for vines to climb.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when the pods are brightly colored, taking care when handling delicate vines. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Sources

How to Grow

How to Grow

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