Pea 'Snow Pea' Climbing
An Asian and now Australian favourite. These flat peas can be eaten pod and all and are ideal steamed, in stir fries or crispy in salads. Climbing variety needs trellising, and harvests in 44 days.
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.