This leafless, dwarf variety of shelling pea produces a web of tendrils that cling on to each other for support, so there's no need for addition staking. An unusual pea but still prolific, producing a mass of sweet, plump peas throughout the season.
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.