pea (mangetout) 'Shirraz'
pea ( mangetout ) / Pisum sativum 'Shiraz'
- shipped within 2 weeks
- approx 200 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist but well drained
Add a bit of colour to the kitchen garden with these - the first commercially grown purple mangetout. Best harvested when still young and succulent, the pods are delicious when eaten raw in salads. If lightly cooked (steamed, boiled or stir-fried), their colour will change colour to rich green.
- Growing Instructions:Choose a sunny, sheltered site with fertile soil and make a broad flat-bottomed drill 5cm deep and 10cm wide. Water it, then place the peas in a staggered double row before backfilling with soil. Protect from mice and slugs. Support peas as they grow with twiggy peasticks or canes and string. Pick plants regularly when pods are still young so that they continue producing more.
- Sow: April to June
- Harvest: July to September