At last a mangetout pea which produces a delicious crop of conventional peas even when the pods are "past it" for mangetout purposes!
Lightly steamed or boiled, mangetout peas can turn a meal into a feast, but they are just as easy to grow as any other peas.
A welcome addition to summer salads when cooked and served still warm.
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How to Guide
Make a flat bottomed drill 15cm wide and water it well. Sow about ten seeds per 30cm, spacing them evenly in a zigzag manner. Cover with about 2cm of soil, and firm it down with the flat edge of a rake.
Allow about 60cm (24in) between rows. As seedlings emerge, the shoots are very attractive to birds, but a few little twigs placed over the row will give some protection.
Keep well watered, especially in dry spells.