Rare variety collected
from a village market in India.
Lemon-yellow pods show up well against the foliage so that you don't miss them.
(Pea plants will stop producing if all the pods are not picked.) Robust 6' vines put the peas up where you can see them.
Pretty pink and purple flowers, too.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pisum sativum
Best to plant in succession. Peas are hardy but cannot take heat, so plant as early as the soil can be worked. Planted 4" apart into non-acid, moist, well drained soil. Assure adequate calcium, phosphorous, and potash-wood ashes in furrow are good in moderation. Soak seeds before planting & preferably inoculate. Vines may be clipped for salads or cooking once they are 12" high-clip short growing tips as they resprout and start to lengthen. Pick all ripe peas so more will form.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 8-10/Harvest 12/Yield 25-106 (shelled); 4-24 dry/Spacing 3" bush, 4" pole
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : tolerates winter cold and easy to grow