Tuesday, June 19, 2007

a purple pea!

purple pea
The purple podded Capucijner peas are starting to make pods.

Pisum sativum, spp. arvense


Connie said...

Lovely looking pea!! Hope it tastes as good as it looks.

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Beautiful, does it keep the color after cooking?

kathy said...

These are soup peas. I've never grown them before. I will let them dry on the plant then shell them and use them in soup. They are supposed to taste delicious. The peas range in color from gray to reddish to purple. I don;t know what color they are after they're cooked.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen that Ottawa Hortiphilia (http://ottawahortiphilia.blogspot.com/) also just posted about this pea?

If the variety you have is the same as what I grow here, it is a little bit of a gene-pool mix, meaning all the plants will vary a bit. In particular, you may notice about 10% of the pods may be white (or greenish).

kathy said...

Thanks for the link to Ottawa Hort's Capucijner pea post. I have added it somewhere down on my sidebar so I can find it again later.

I have only deep purple pea pods so far. Maybe about 25 pods are out there and many blossoms.