An established dwarf pea which is suited to the UK climate. Exhibition worthy, it’s an old fashioned ‘marrowfat’ which has become hugely popular throughout the years. Disease resistant plants produce masses of blunt, dark green pods.
Outdoors, March-June where they are to crop, in flat drills 15cm (6″) wide and 5cm (2″) deep, in well-cultivated, fertile soil. Sow in a zig-zag fashion along the drill, allowing 5cm (2″) between seeds. Fill the drill with fine soil and firm down gently. Allow 60cm (2′) between rows. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days. Harvest: May-September.
Tip: Protect seedlings from birds with twigs or bird scarers. Water well during dry spells. Ideal for deep freezing.