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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Blue peas

 Despite the soggy weather and attacks from slugs and snails the experimental Blauwschokker peas aren't doing too badly. 

As promised the flowers are purple like sweet peas - though not scented,

 the pods are deep purpley-blue, at times appearing black

and the peas inside are green!

There aren't that many flowers to be followed by pods but they are quite attractive for vegetables. 
They've been hampered this year by the planting of flowers too close to the pea wigwam, so next time I'll try to give them more light and space.


  1. I remember reading about these in Look and Learn magazine when I was a kid. Wonder if there's a way to cook them in their pods. Would look cool in salads.

    1. I half suspect that like a lot of fancy coloured beans the pods would turn green if cooked. just tested a tiny pod raw - a bit too chewy and not as sweet as real mangetout peas.