Sweet winter vegetable. Originating from the Near East. One of the earliest of European vegetables, used originally as dried pea, then by the Romans as green peas. Grows on wide variety of soils. Declines if waterlogged. Even bush varieties benefit from support, try pushing twigs into the rows. Climbing peas yield more peas over a longer period. Keeps well in the fridge for weeks, can be frozen. Sow late summer to autumn, spring in cooler areas. (We cannot send to Tasmania)
Seed count: 3-5 seeds per gram
Sweet tasting, widely used. Heavy cropping bush 75-100cm, pods 5.5-6.5cm. Wilt resistant. Popular Australian variety by 1925. 95-110 days.
Seeds per packet: 130