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90.5% would recommend this item to a friend.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Delicious and pretty
What are the cons? Groundhog ate most of them
I grew these this year and last and they were delicious and beautiful. Unfortunately my resident groundhog thought the vines tasted great too, so my harvest was not so great. For 2016, I'll be fencing in my garden, and I definitely want to grow these again.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? tall plants, great production
What are the cons? not quite as tasty as others
7 ft plus plants! These really need to be trellised. Excellent production on easy to find pods when picking. I was picking for at least 4 weeks. The taste was good but not quite that of other green type pods.
20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Unique taste, no problems
What are the cons? --
This is my third year growing these. I usually plant in the spring and the late summer in Northern Illinois. The plants grow beautifully and require staking. One bamboo pole per vine is a good way to go. Usually mine get around 6 ft tall with beautiful purple flowers. Fabulous heat tolerance and drought tolerance (we've had both).
The taste is sweet, crisp and delicate. Best paired in vegetarian and shellfish dishes, salads, or on their own.
One thing I found is that pod size is inconsistent (2-7 peas in a pod), and lots of pods tend to curl. In collecting seeds, I have selected for pods with 5 peas and that have not curled. After four plantings the plants had changed enough to select for 6-7 peas per pod, so specific selection is worthwhile with this variety.
10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Delicious
What are the cons? none
I reviewed this pea a few years ago and was not impressed. We tried it again this year because ground squirrels ate most of our early fall pea plantings. This pea grew fast, was productive and had great tasting huge pods. It resisted mildew until late spring after giving us loads of very early peas. It was the one pea my daughter sought out first - out of 5 or 6 varieties.
It was grown in very rich soil in zone 9, coastal influence area. Heavy frost did not bother it at all. It held up to drought well too.
I am ordering more.
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