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Asparagus peas have small winged pods that should be harvested when they reach about 3-4cm long (1-2"). Cooked whole, they have a superb flavour akin to Asparagus. Brilliant scarlet flowers and can be grown with no support. These will crop all summer long if picked regularly. The pods camouflage well in the foilage, so be sure to search well for them! Also known as winged Pea.
Product Part Number: 10301
When to sow
When to Sow Asparagus Pea Seeds
Mid-April to Late-May
Where to Sow
Make early sowings under cloches and from mid-April direct into open site in drills 2cm (3/4") deep, spacing seed 5cm (2") apart. Space rows 35cm (15") apart .
What to do Next
Protect seed and young seedlings from bird damage by covering with netting. Keep plants weed free throughout the growing season. Pick pods regularly
June to August
Plants require no staking but pods camouflage well in the foliage so search well. To cook, just top and tail the pods, steam or lightly boil and serve with a knob of butter - delicious!
Rich in vitamins A, B1, vitamin C and folic acid