Peas can be divided into three different types: shelling peas (only the peas are eaten), snow peas (peas very small, pods also eaten) and sugar snap peas (pods and peas eaten). Mangetout is French for 'eat it all' . Uses: Culinary, soil conditioner
Peas are ready to harvest within 3 months of sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.
Can be sown indoors and later transplanted or sown in situ Sowing time - Autumn/Winter; Spacing - 7 - 10 cm; Sowing depth - 30 - 40 mm; Germination time - 7 - 20 days;
Legume family and therefor a good nitrogen fixer, adding valuable food to your plants in the following crops.
the first Mangetouts were brought from Holland to France in the early 17th cencury, before that a few garden peas were grown in England, but peas originally were harvested dry in the Medditerrean areas from field peas.