Yesterday I was finally able to get outside after work. While inspecting the garden I noticed that a few pods on the super sweet pea 'Garden Sweet' had started to fill out. I picked a pod and tasted the raw peas. WOW!!! They are much sweeter than regular peas, and this was at a very immature stage. If that sugar level holds up when the peas are mature I'll be in heaven.
The rest of the peas are now in full flower. I thought this was going to be a bad year, but I was way off on that prediction. I will get my first harvest of 'Blizzard' snow peas this weekend and the shelling peas are blooming away. I found a few plants of 'Freezonian' with two blooms per stem and have marked these to save seed from.
The above photo is the first bloom open on the purple podded pea 'Pretty'. I'll have to get a new picture of the row in full flower. It really is pretty.
I just can't wait for my first peas. And that flower is so lovely. I only grow plain white varieties. I like the purple flowers I've grown in the past. But like the production of the white ones I'm growing now.ReplyDelete
Daphne, this variety has the nicest flowers I've seen in a pea. The variety has on major drawback, it is definately not very sweet. Most plants do have good production. I'm thinking of trying to cross it with the super sweet pea.Delete
Nice! Definitely ordering some seeds!ReplyDelete
Jenny, I can't afford to order from Burpee. My seeds are from 2006, the last time I could afford to order from Nurpee.Delete
They sound terrific, but the packet price + shipping is such a turn off. I hope I can find them on a Burpee seed rack! If I can find a Burpee seed rack ;-)ReplyDelete
Granny, aren't their prices outrageous? I'd love to know who orders from them. When I googled Burpee seeds for retail this spring, this variety was available... I don't know which store carried it. I'll be saving seeds if I can stop myself from munchiing on the,Delete
Thanks to Granny's email I was able to get them without paying for shipping so will definitely plant them as soon as they arive!Delete
I ordered mine, too! I probably should have ordered 2 pkts., or at least ordered some other seeds, but their on line prices are more than double their store rack prices. The packets you order probably contain more seeds, but in most cases I'd rather have fewer seeds and buy them more often.Delete
I'm glad that you were both able to order the seed! I'm waiting now for the pods to fill out so I can see if they are as sweet as when they are baby sized.Delete