Peas

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13

84.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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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

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6 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
munchkiesmomma
Location:
Zuma, OH
Date:
May 23, 2014
          1.0
 
Disappointed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Never flowered

Review:

We ordered these with high hopes, my kids love "odd" colored vegetables. These were incredibly easy to grow, climbing the trellis and thriving after every rainfall. However, these have not flowered. Not once. They just continue to vine. I have never had this experience with peas of any kind. The romaine lettuce planted under them is thriving, so I don't know what the problem is. It has been close to 8 weeks and nothing so at this point I am going to take them out and plant something else. We container garden and for something to not be producing, well, we don't have the room for that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

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Jada in GA
Location:
Grayson, GA
Date:
May 11, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent picked young
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tasty!

What are the cons? Kids didn't like..More for me!

Review:

I planted these seeds the last week of February, and today (May 10th), I picked the 1st few pods. Good stuff! Not sweet (it's a soup pea), but will be delicious in a stir fry or veggie soup soon. The flowers are gorgeous. The young plants survived a heavy frost back in March and kept on plugging along with no help from me. Turns my tongue blue! HA HA These are fun to grow and the color is fun....I will definitely grow them next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
hauskat
Location:
Vacaville, CA
Date:
April 18, 2013
          5.0
 
Lovely peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? They are indigo blue!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a lovely pea! Even the flowers,which we expected to be white like regular peas, are a beautiful purple and mauve combination. You can eat the peas as snow peas, but you MUST pick them when they are young and completely flat. As soon as they start to show any swelling of the peas the pod gets fibrous. After that, wait until they dry on the vine, shell them and use for soup peas. My children LOVED them because the young pods were not only tasty, but they were blue -- actually turning their tongues bluish-purple. This is, of course, a much better to get that excitement than with artificial coloring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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