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    Kelvedon wonder are my favourite peas to grow. Good producer and lovely flavour.
    Oregon sugar pod are my favourite mangetout fantastic producer.

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    I grow tall Telephone peas they crop over a long period especially if you pick them every day and they don't take up much space, other than those i grow a few Purple podded pea using them as mange touts to add colour to stir fries as and salads.
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    Anyone know of a tall sugar snap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    Anyone know of a tall sugar snap?
    Sugar magnolia is a purple podded sugar snap which I grew last year. The plants grow to about 8ft tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kobzy_garden View Post


    What I'd also like to know is roughly how many do you all sow?
    I sow 10 pots of 5 peas each at a time as this comfortably fits in my unheated propagator and does 1m of row. The plants are closer together than some recommend, but as some of the plants are weak or the peas don't germinate, it works out about right for me.

    If you are worried about germination, chit the peas first by soaking overnight then keeping them damp - a root should start to develop within a couple of days if the seed is viable and you can then plant them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penellype View Post
    Sugar magnolia is a purple podded sugar snap which I grew last year. The plants grow to about 8ft tall.
    Thanks Penellype, were they nice? Purple podded stuff never really appealed to me, so I've never tried any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    Thanks Penellype, were they nice? Purple podded stuff never really appealed to me, so I've never tried any.
    Like most sugar snaps they need eating before the pod gets big and stringy, but when eaten small they were very nice. I decided not to grow them this year, not because I didn't like them but because I prefer ordinary peas and they are all ready at the same time.

    The flowers are a pretty 2-tone purple:

    Favourite peas-008.jpg
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