Pea - Mangetout Oregon Sugar Pod
This variety is easy to grow and a marvellous way to eat peas - no waste and no need to spend time removing from their pods. It produces bumper crops all summer of 10cm, juicy, sweet, stringless, crisp pods, ideal for adding whole to stir-fries or for lightly steaming.
Sow directly outdoors. Prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Sow 5cm apart, 5cm deep 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, and regular picking will encourage further cropping and improve the flavour. Plants are self supporting when sown in blocks.