Mangetout - Golden Sweet
This is a tall growing variety with red leaf nodes and lovely mauve flowers followed by deliciously sweet, pale golden-yellow, crisp pods. It is best picked regularly before the peas swell in the pods, and is ideal steamed whole or added to stir fries. Mangetout Golden Sweet grows to 210cm so needs support.
Sow seeds from March to June, every 10 days to ensure successional crops. Sow seeds 5cm apart, 5cm deep and in rows 75cm apart. Water plants regularly, especially when in flower as this will improve the crop. Start picking pods just as the peas inside start to form, regular picking will encourage further cropping and improve the flavour.