Asparagus Pea

Asparagus Pea

£4.99

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Easy to grow, decorative and a real foodies delight
These lovely plants will produce small winged pods and brilliant scarlet flowers. They have a superb flavour, as the name suggests similar to Asparagus. They should be harvested when about 3-4cm long and will crop all summer long if picked regularly.

Number of plants: 10

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. They will need support to climb. Find out more about growing asparagus pea in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Just top and tail the pods, steam or lightly boil and serve with a knob of butter – delicious!

Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 8-15cm.

The right site

Peas grow best in a sunny, well-drained spot. They prefer to grow in moist, fertile soil in a sheltered location away from strong winds. Avoid growing peas in very wet soils.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds or patio pots. They will need something to climb up. You can make a wigwam out of bamboo canes or try our bean and pea planter.

How far apart?

The spacing is completely dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby plants when you receive them.

Looking after your plants....

If your plants arrive while it’s still a bit chilly, in April/early May, it’s worth planting them in pots and popping them in the greenhouse or on a windowsill until it warms up a bit.


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The more you pick, the more they grow

Harvest your peas regularly to encourage growth of new pods.

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Water them well

Peas need to be watered well and regularly. Don’t let them dry out.

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Weed regularly

Keep weeds down so that they have a better chance of growing up nice and strong!

Storage Tips

The fresher the better! Pick your peas when you plan to eat them.

Ways to cook

We really love peas served with a little knob of butter and plenty of freshly chopped mint.