Sunday, May 04, 2008
perfect weather for peas
Its perfect weather for the peas - rainy and cool. I ended up with an whole bed full of sprouts. There are four types:
"Pisello nano": A dwarf plant about 1 foot tall (70 days). Medium sized pods of about 6 green peas per pod. These did well in my garden last year.
"Tall telephone (Alderman)": A new variety of green pea I'm trying this year. 6 ft tall with very high yields. Pods are late and are produced over a long cropping period. The pods are large (up to six inches) containing eight to nine peas each. Introduced in 1878 (75 days).
"Sugar Sprint": A new stringless variety of snap pea about 24 to 30 inches high. Last year these were very sweet and very productive over a long season in my garden (62 days).
"Capucijner peas" (also called "Raisin Pea" or "Monk Pea"): An heirloom soup pea developed by Capuchin monks in the Netherlands in the 1500's. The peas are brown with a rough, wrinkled, raisin-like texture. Flowers are pink and pods a beautiful purple color (90 days).