Of course they taste bitter, even when young- they're soup peas! They aren't bred to be eaten fresh at all! Thats like giving a poor review to a sweet pepper for not being spicy enough....I digress. I found the peas beautiful, hardy, requiring minimal upkeep, dried themselves with no fuss, easy to shell, and tasty. Everything a soup pea should be plus a pretty novel color addition.
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