Hurst Green Shaft is an exceptional variety, producing long pointed pods in pairs which contain up to 10 peas of excellent flavour. This variety has a good resistance to disease and will grow to approximately 60cm (24") in height.
Many young people today have never seen a pea-pod and only recognise peas if they come out of a plastic bag! We think this is a sad state of affairs because when grown fresh, peas are a totally different vegetable to those that are frozen. To get the sweetest flavour, peas are best cooked when picked young and cooked within 30 minutes of harvest, before the sugar has turned to starch.