The Asparagus Pea is an unusual low growing plant which produces attractive red flowers followed by angular pods which should be picked small - no longer then 3cm, larger pods will become stringy. For cooking the pods are best steamed as this keeps their asparagus like flavour.
The plants require plenty of moisture, provide this and you will be harvesting Aparagus Pea throughout August and September.
|Asparagus Pea Sowing Guidelines |
|When to Sow Seeds: ||May to End of June |
|Germination Temperature: ||12C + |
|Cover Seed: ||Lightly |
|Time to Germinate: ||7 Days |
|Frost Hardy: ||No |
|Spacing Between Plants: ||5cm |
|Row Spacing ||30cm |
|Plant Height: ||30cm |