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    burnie is offline Veggie gardener
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    Default Sugar snap peas

    First time I've grown these, which are in a pot in the greenhouse, how do you eat them as mange tout or do I get a bit of patience and let 'em ripen a bit lol.
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    You can eat them as mangetout but I leave them to get a bit fatter before I eat mine. Then you'll notice how thick (in a good way!) the edible pods are
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    I'm growing bijou sugarsnap peas for the first time this year and I'm forcing myself to hold off till they fatten up - they're monstrously large already.
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    Don't let the Bijou fatten up! They are mangetout peas and have to be eaten while the pods are still flat, or they will be very stringy.



    Sugarsnap peas are very different as they grow thick pods (similar to runner beans)


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    Lovely photos, TS. A perfect demonstration of what they should be like.
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    Spain is a big country: where I live, we get frosts, floods and snow, as well as raging heat.

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    Sugarsnaps are my FAVOURITE! I like them big and juicy, just before they turn to proper peas. Yum

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    Thanks guys, lightly steamed or can I eat them raw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyhumph View Post
    I'm growing bijou sugarsnap peas for the first time this year and I'm forcing myself to hold off till they fatten up - they're monstrously large already.
    I always grow Bijou and, as Thelma says, you need to eat them thin, big but thin!
    I picked some today and found one lurking in the undergrowth swollen like a balloon, with peas inside!
    The skin of the pod doesn't get thicker, as a sugarsnap does.
    Look on the bright side

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