We are pleased to offer this rare Syrian heirloom which was found in the open
market at Homs, Syria in 1949. The ravages of civil war have destroyed many of Syria’s
finest heirloom vegetables, all the more reason to add this gem to your garden agenda.
The plants produce 4 to 5 foot vines loaded with pods far superior to most English
marrowfat peas, especially since the baby pods can also be used as snow peas. In fact,
this is one of those peas for all occasions since the shoots and flowers are also edible, not
to mention that the peas themselves are sweet and so luscious they can be eaten raw. We
wish we knew the genius Syrian farmer who created this pea, in the meantime consider it
one of the gems of Eastern Mediterranean cookery.