Pea, Blue Podded
- Pods are blushed with blue-purple
- Ornamental vines grow to 5-6 feet
- Soup pea
- 80-85 days
- ±2,000 seeds/lb
(aka Blauwschokkers) Productive Dutch strain. Soup peas have been enjoyed as a winter staple in Europe for centuries. Spectacular 5-6' tall plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental. Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Soup, 80-85 days. ±2,000 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow it
This crop does not transplant well so make sure to direct seed in your garden as soon as the soil can be worked (about 2 weeks before the last expected frost date).
Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.
As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.