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    I assume those aren't the first flowers to set? Did they crop over a long period? And do they stay purple when you cook them? Sorry for all the questions, I'll shut up now, not my thread!
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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.
    I tried those and Spring blush, and although they are ok to eat as mangetout (flat pods) IMO they just weren't nice eaten as fat pods (sugar snaps). A real disappointment

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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    I assume those aren't the first flowers to set? Did they crop over a long period? And do they stay purple when you cook them? Sorry for all the questions, I'll shut up now, not my thread!
    They were the first to set - I was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to flower! No, they go green when cooked, but you can eat them raw in salads.

    They cropped for a while and would probably have gone on much longer but I stopped picking them due to a glut of peas.
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    I grew Ambassador last year, they were ok, these Hurst Greenshaft sound interesting, not that I will be buying any more seeds as I really don't need any more....oh all right then maybe a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penellype View Post
    I stopped picking them due to a glut of peas.
    Goodness, I didn't think such a thing was possible.
    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobzy_garden View Post
    Ok, thanks! Hurst Green shaft seem to have popularity.. Charles Dowding also recommends these so I think I'll try and give them a go..
    I always associate Charles with Alderman, as in this video - https://youtu.be/vRVSNYTVLRs (at 3:23) good, tall, open source variety 5 - 6 foot. Good cropper over a long period.
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    Interesting info on Alderman here https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/vege...y-alderman.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfields View Post
    Really useful article. Am trying alderman this year for the first time along with borlotti beans as an experiment.

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