Asparagus Pea is an unusual plant which produces attractive red flowers followed by angular pods. Asparagus Pea pods are best eaten when they are about 2cm in length. †Asparagus Pea pods are cooked whole (preferably steamed) and best eaten without seasoning and a knob of butter, as have a wonderfully subtle flavour described as mix between young asparagus and pea.
Plot Type:Outdoor plot
Where To Sow: Sow the seeds in shallow pre-watered drills, each seed approximately 5cm apart. †Germination takes 14 days, and will be ready to crop in 50 days. †Plan to thin to 30cm between plants, with 30 cm between rows.
What To Do Next: †As soon as flowers appear be sure to water well in order for pods to become plump.
Handy Tip: Will crop all summer long if cropped regularly. Pods are easier to pick in the evening as the leaves fold downwards.
Nutritional Value: Rich in Vitamin C.
Companion Plants: Carrots, Radish, Turnip, Cucumber, Maize, Beans. Avoid Onion Family, Gladiolus, Potato