Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

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Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Postby Monika » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:20 pm

I am trying to decide which pea variety to sow in a narrow, short bed (approx. 21/2' x 9'), against a west facing house wall. I obviously want to get as many peas as possible from a small site. Hurst Greenshaft have always been my 'go to' variety but would I get many more peas off the much taller Alderman?
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Re: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Postby Geoff » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:05 pm

I was very disappointed when I tried Alderman, I now only grow one large sowing of Greenshaft mainly to freeze.
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Re: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:06 pm

Alderman can give an amazing crop, Monika but, they do need ideal conditions to do this...too wet or dry, too windy, or if the soil isn't in the best of condition, will all give a poor crop. And if they do dry out, they are prone to mildew and struggle to get over it.
But saying all that, if you do get a good year, they can crop wonderfully!
While Hurst Greenshaft, seem to produce a good crop even if things are against them.
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Re: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Postby Monika » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:19 pm

Geoff and OH, Hurst Greenshaft it will be then. It has always done well for us.
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Re: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Postby Westi » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:22 pm

Hi Monika!

I bought a 'garden mag' with flowers & stuff as well today, & they recommended a variety that is lowish & limited leaves so they ripen well! Unfortunately 'Mr' is in the lounge having a Ukulele lesson where the mag is so will report back tomorrow! Didn't totally clock the variety just the pic which caught my attention.
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