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Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Garden Pea (75 seeds) (GP107) $2.75

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Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Garden Pea

         
 
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A beautiful and ornamental pea that produces lovely purple-blue pods that can be harvested young and used as a snow-pea, or let mature and shell for fine soup peas. This unique variety dates back hundreds of years in Europe, and is still popular in parts of Europe and Canada. It also produces lovely purple flowers! Fun to grow and good to eat, the perfect crop for kids and those who like color.
 
Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Garden Pea
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RabidGardner
Location:
Bellingham, WA, United States
Date:
February 15, 2016
          3.0
 
Purple Peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great Color Bees Loved Flowers

What are the cons? Taste, Stringy,

Review:

These peas were very easy to germinate, grow and maintain. They did not get watered for a whole week while I was out of town and my housemate 'forgot' to water, and they were still fine when I got to them. The flowers were very popular with the bees and are a beautiful pink, white and purple color. The peas themselves, however, were terrible! I tried them young, mid, and shelled...nasty bitter metallic flavor and stringy consistency. I can say, on an odd note, if you can get past the flavor-chew one up and spit. Your spit will be fluorescent purple for quite a while which I found to be rather amusing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Patricia
Location:
Detroit, MI, United States
Date:
August 26, 2015
          2.0
 
Pretty but tough
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful color, stays purple

What are the cons? Stringy, tough, very small pod

Review:

These start off great, quickly cross-pollinated with my green snow peas making tons of marbled green/purple hybrid peas. Far more prolific than any other variety and kept producing a very long time. Peas must be picked very early or they are so stringy and tough they are nearly inedible. I normally eat as many raw in the garden as I get in the house with, but these little purple guys don't taste good raw. They have an odd chalky bitter after taste. Sure is easy to see them on the vines though. All in all not a great pea.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
eLisa
Location:
Small Town, NJ, United States
Date:
June 29, 2015
          2.0
 
Too tough for snow peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? pretty

What are the cons? tough

Review:

A failure as a snow-pea, tough and not sweet, whether picked flat or starting to plump. Wasn't the growing conditions because the green sugars in the same bed were fine. Also not as productive as green sugars. I gave up on picking them young; maybe they'll make decent soup peas. Flowers are pretty, but even the flowers taste starchy not sweet. Pods keep color when they are cooked, and they are easier to find than green peas. Might be worth trying this in a breeding program, aiming for a sweet and juicy purple pea.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sally
Location:
boise, ID, United States
Date:
May 25, 2015
          4.0
 
fun plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flowers pods

What are the cons? none

Review:

Startling pink and majenta flowers are decorative enough to grow these near our home's front entrance in a large planter using branches for a trellis. Then the dark purple pods appear as the flowers fade to blue. This is a real conversation starter! Today I picked young pods for a stir fry. The pods remained purple and were delicious! The pods must be picked very young as they begin toughening up quickly. Plants grow well, quickly getting rather tall, 5' so far.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Larkspur
Location:
San Antonio, TX, United States
Date:
May 12, 2015
          4.0
 
Great but dont overfertilize
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? LOVE these for kids!

What are the cons? None to speak of.

Review:

If these, or any legumes (or any fruiting plant, for that matter,) fail to produce flowers, you are giving them too much nitrogen. Probably too much fertilizer, period. Legumes MAKE nitrogen available for the next crop of vegetables. It's not the plant, it's that you're giving them too much. Tough love is called for, here; water them deeply, every other day to wash the excess fertilizer out of the soil. (And that means that it goes into the groundwater. Fertilize legumes only if they need it!) This pea is good, tastewise, but its real bonus is that it's easy to find! (and if you blanch them halfway up the pod, you get half-purple, half green pea pods, which is amazing to children and non-gardeners.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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