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peas

Postby robo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi all, could anybody recomend a variety of tall peas that are sweet when cooked this year I planted 2 types from the real seed company telephone and lord leicester, both grew tall around 8 feet but neither tasted nice they where more like cannonball peas that used to be in the advert
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Re: peas

Postby sally wright » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:16 am

Dear Robo,
look for wrinkle seeded peas to eat fresh. Ambassador is the only one that I can think of at this time of night that grows that tall and has sweet peas. Most of the other tall varieties are grown for mushy peas and soups etc.
Regards Sally Wright.
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Re: peas

Postby AdeTheSpade » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:41 am

Hi Robo, I've grown Duke of Albany for a few years now - someone gave me some seed and I've kept some back every year - they are a tall heritage variety, and I find them delicious, and manage to freeze quite a few each year too. Not sure where you might be able to get any, but I'd be happy to post you some if you like?
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Re: peas

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:09 pm

Robinson from the Heritage Seed Library is my favourite tall pea. It crops over a long period and has lovely sweet peas that stay sweet longer than most if you don't pick them for a few days. They also keep their sweetness when frozen.
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Re: peas

Postby robo » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:07 pm

Adethespade thank you for the kind offer, as my surname is robinson i might just try Plumpuddings sugestion or might try a few of all 3
thank you for the heads up
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Re: peas

Postby AdeTheSpade » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:39 pm

Dear Robo, I did wonder whether you were a Robinson - (that's my name too, and my stepson is known as Wobo (but he doesn't do gardening!)).

Anyway, glad you've found what sounds like a lovely one to try - I'll remember that one myself I think should I ever find myself without any saved seed. :)
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Re: peas

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:33 pm

Amongst the types we grow I have to admit to swearing by Alderman (aka Telephone) for a few years now. A good old fashioned tall pea variety (about 6ft)

This year we had a 20ft double run of them. Agreed they can become like bullets if left too long before picking but we don't give them the chance to do that and enjoy lovely tasting peas. Already placed the order for 2015 season.
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Re: peas

Postby Penedesenca » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Hi, I grow quite a few peas most of which don't get as far as the freezer. For a nice, sweet tall variety I would recommend collosal climbing from victorianna nurseries.
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