After having missed out on growing the Golden Sweet Snow Peas due to them being out of stock when I got my seed order, I was super excited to have a shot at growing them this year. And so far they have been well worth the wait. This variety is a rare one that came from a market in India. Just looking at the beautiful of this plant as it grows I hope more and more seed can be saved so more and more people can grow it. Just look at these beautiful, colorful pictures.
This variety can grow up to 6 feet talk, so I have some simple thick plastic stakes I got from Home Depot and tied some string to it. Very simple to do and has been very effective. My kids enjoying watching the peas make it up to the next string up the stake.
Most pea flowers are white in color. This variety produces stunning purple flowers that light up my entire garden.
This the above shot you can see the peas beginning to take shape. The bright golden color makes them easy to spot and they look fantastic next to the purple flowers.
Amazing colored snow pea. Never seen one like it. That one is about perfect for picking. One more day’s growth with give it the size. You want to eat them before the peas inside begin to swell. This one is still flat which is what is ideal for a tender sweet snow pea.
What is even more amazing about this plant is that the joint of where the leaves and steams connect there is a small section of purple. Isn’t that cool! You may also notice that the stems have a sort of yellow hue. That doesn’t mean the plant is unhealthy, this variety even has yellow stems. It just keeps getting better!
My plants are full of flowers, so I am expecting a bountiful harvest. Temperatures are about to become very summer like, so we will see how that effects the harvest. Someone commented on the Baker Creek page (where I got these seeds from) that this variety was very heart tolerant for them, in Northern Illinois. Can’t wait to start adding these to salads and using them in recipes. Imagine how these are going to look in a stir fry!