Pea 'Franks' (c. 1853)
An heirloom made available through Diggers member May Barnes, this is a delectable snap pea while young which matures to an equally delicious shelling pea. A vigorous plant with spectacular mauve flowers, it's beautiful and edible. Yields 250g per plant. CIRCA 1853. LIMITED STOCK!
Peas are tolerant of various soil types, although slightly alkaline, deep loams that have just grown a crop of tomatoes or potatoes are perfect. Their large seeds are easy to handle and germinate quickly, making them ideal for children to grow. Peas prefer the cooler months, as temperatures over 25 degrees reduce flowering.