Purple mange tout

Harvesting and preserving your fruit & veg

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Beautiful, beautiful plants, flowers as pretty as sweet peas, sadly the pods are nowhere near as sweet and tasty as the plain old green ones. Luckily, I've got both sorts growing - I think the purple ones are shiraz and the green ones are oregon sugar pod. The purple ones also have a slightly mealy texture that is absent from the green ones. I'll still grow the purple ones as they are so pretty, but won't be without the green ones for flavour.
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It's a shame about the taste.
Mangetout are something we have yet to try growing.
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