Pea Tom Thumb
Pea Tom Thumb
28th August 2016
Pepper Chilli Habanero Mixed Colours
Pepper Chilli Habanero Mixed Colours
28th August 2016
Pea Blue Shelling
Pea Blue Shelling

Pea Blue Shelling


There aren't many naturally blue foods out there, so here's one to get excited about. This Dutch heirloom pea can be picked young and eaten raw as a colourful snap pod, or left to swell on the vines and harvested as a plump pea for cooking. It's not easy being a blue pea – give them support for up to 2m.

To use the pod and peas, pick them very young. This versatile variety has lovely purple flowers with a faint scent, which also happen to be edible. Traditionally, they are soaked overnight and then pan fried with onions and bacon – even when cooked, the pods will stay a cool purple colour. Now that's a winter dish worth growing a plant for.

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RAW Introduction Icon - All year round

Sow in spring and late summer, temp 15C-20C

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Sow in full sun, space plants 20 x 20cm apart

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Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days and grow to 2m

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Harvest in 50-70 days