What are the pros? High visibility from most pods
What are the cons? Bitter flavor, no sweetness
These grow well, the flowers are beautiful with variations of color from splashes of pinks & white to dark purple. Once the peas start to grow, they form very quickly and are ready to be picked before you know it. The purple color can show up on your fingers as you open the very tough & fibrous pods. The peas themselves often have a very bitter flavor, and there is a chalky texture to them. I'm missing the classic pea flavor when I eat these, and get no joy out of eating them straight out of the garden. They might be better cooked in a risotto or something where bitter flavors are welcome and add depth of flavor. I really love the coloration of the pod, and hope that a plant breeder can get the pod color trait mixed into a pea with better flavor.
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