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Mr Fothergills - Vegetable - Asparagus Pea - 35 Seed


Mr Fothergills - Vegetable - Asparagus Pea - 35 Seed


Asparagus Pea

This is neither asparagus nor a pea but it does have pods which are eaten like a 'mangetout' pea and does have a taste reminiscent of asparagus! Easy to grow producing numerous winged pods which should be picked at about 2.5cm long and steamed or sauteed whole.

Sow outdoors thinly, from April to June where they are to crop, 2.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Provide cloche protection or delay sowing if soil is still cold. Allow 30cm between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 45cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Two or three sowings will provide a successional crop.

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