Okay, I am SERIOUSLY jealous. What zone are you in? My peas don't even have flowers yet! Please savor every bite!
Those are absolutely beautiful!
Michelle,I'm in Zone 7. I planted these in early March. It's been a long wait! I hope your peas get flowers soon...Carol, Thanks for stopping by. I know you are basking in the joy of your pea harvest too!
I wish I knew what you're doing right. I'm in Zone 8 and planted some peas that were said to be "heat tolerant" and they're the saddest,sorriest things you've ever seen. Every now and then I get a pod or two with 4 to 6 peas in it (yummy, though sparse) but very few blossoms and few pods. I'm SO jealous! My favorite way of eating fresh peas is snatch them off the plant, open the pods, and scarf down raw peas. So sweet...
Now my mouth is watering! Those peas look delectable - how exciting it is to see veggies being harvested!
Lovely, and so exciting!
You're ahead of me! While I'm harvesting sugar snaps, I'm waiting for the Alderman pods to swell!
Gorgeous photos! The only person I know in the Caribbean who has planted and actually harvested these type of peas is my mother-a couple decades ago. Here, our fresh garden peas is the pigeon pea, which grow on shrubs. Curried pigeon pea and eddoes (edible colocasia root) with dalpourie was a childhood favorite, when pigeon peas were in season.
They look Wonderful! Enjoy:)Renee
The are so gorgeous and plump. I know I would eat them all the moment after the picture was snapped... if they were around long enough to take the picture.
Thanks for your comments, everyone. I picked a few more today and I am trying to save them up to make a celebratory dish over the weekend. (But I keep snacking on them straight from the pod -- they taste so sweet!)Nicole, I have never heard of pigeon peas. I would love to try them sometime.
Hi - great to see the fantastic things you grow.I've been harvesting our first mange tout (sugarsnap peas) of the season, a variety called Reuzensuiker which has delicate white flowers on long stalks held up high above the leaves. Later we'll have Carouby de Mausanne - my favourite mange tout with lovely big pods. I also grow Purple Podded Peas - an old English heritage variety - I got some seeds from a fellow member of the Heritage Seed Library as they are no longer available commercially due to European legislation.
Oh, I am so jealous too!!!My peas are just now starting to climb up my trellis!Enjoy!
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