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Pea 'Mangetout'

Pisum sativum var. saccharatum

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

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Peas are ready to harvest within 3 months of sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.

Propagation

Seed
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;

Special features

Crop rotation
Legume family and therefor a good nitrogen fixer, adding valuable food to your plants in the following crops.

Geography

Origin
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.
Natural climate
Cool climate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Leaves,Fruits,Seeds
Notes
Culinary, soil conditioner

Personality

Family
Fabaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Leafminers, Bollwurm and grasshoppers.

Companion plants

Sweetcorn, carrots, turnips, onions, potatoes

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