This heavy yielder provides 4-5 inch pods, each loaded with 8-11 bright green peas.
Be patient for about 70 days and you will have a lot more than two peas in a pod. Harvest the pods regularly so the plants will continue to produce, and be sure to enjoy a few of these tiny sugar bombs while you're still in the garden!
Now smile about your harvest, sit, and shell. Press the pods open with your fingers and push the peas out. Take note that as soon as peas are picked, they start converting their sugars to starches, so try to serve them as soon as possible to capture the sweetest flavor.
Tip: When the plants are at the end of their lifecycle, cut the tops off and leave the roots in the soil. The roots have nodules containing nitrogen. When the roots die, the nitrogen will be incorporated back into the soil.
Hailed from England, peas were eaten immature and fresh and considered a luxury of early modern Europe.