This morning I wanted to share with you another one of the pea varieties I am harvesting – Magnolia Blossom Tendril. This is one of my two hyper tendril varieties that I have been telling you about over the last couple months. The other one is Spring Blush. I picked up this variety from Baker Creek. They are a good quality snap pea, that have been outproducing my Spring Blush. Althought to be fair, I am saving all the “blushed” peas on the Spring Blush plants, so I haven’t been picking as many.
Baker Creek’s description says that these peas produce for weeks. I would have to testify to that being fact. They have been producing for a couple weeks now and are still growing pretty strong, even as we have entered into the summer season.
I can’t believe how all these peas have gotten. They are now dwarfing everything else in the garden. Get much taller, I am going to have to use a ladder to pick them! They are now taller than their trellis. Since they have all those tendrils the plants are extremely sturdy. It would take quite the wind to knock these guys down.
I wrote a post on how to harvest the tendrils from these plants. Lot of the tendrils now have gotten too tough to eat. The only ones that are still tender enough are going to be at the top of the plants. I harvested some of them when I took the photos for this post. I am not concerned about having enough peas anymore, so I was pretty liberal with taking the tendrils off the tops.
I have added a few more photos of these peas for your visual enjoyment!