What are the pros? Pretty, prolific, tasty, easy
What are the cons? Not quite as sweet as others
Will definitely grow these again. They're stunning with bicolor burgundy and violet flowers. The tendrils made these great climbers and they did really well on a trellis net affixed to bamboo poles. These were so much easier to deal with than my other peas. They grew to be about 4-5 ft tall before I pulled them. Lots of pink blushed pods (with some solid green ones mixed in). Flavor was sweet but not super-sweet. Still great for snacking and salads. Living in Texas (9a), I planted these in October. They were just starting to get buds when we had a freak freeze/snow the first week in December. This put a halt to any winter peas, which we can usually count on. About 80% of the plants survived that freeze and two subsequent ones despite being uncovered and on an exposed trellis. They started putting out peas in earnest in early February through mid March. They were very prolific but started slowing down once we started getting March temps in the high 80s.
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