Peas

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17

76.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Howconnie
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
June 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Connie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, productive, tough

What are the cons? N/a

Review:

I love this pea, its tender and sweet as young pea, and grows a large soup pea harvest. No strings when young. This isnt a Chinese style flat pod pea. So all those reviews about it being a manoutout pea don't make any sense. I've grown this pea from several vendors and it has a young plump sweet pod, then goes on to be a soup pea. Looks beautiful in the garden. Grows well in a container or soil, drought tolerant, and makes a lovely soup pea. This is my favourite pea. Mine grew in part to deep shade, were started in the hot summer and grew until mid spring when they were removed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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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

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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

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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

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