With eager anticipation the harvest of my Spring Blush hypertendril peas has begun. The Spring Blush is an unique snap pea. It starts out green and then as the pea grows it develops a red blush. Super cool. Thank you to Dr. Alan Kapuler PhD for breeding this variety and to Baker Creek for offering the seed. Let’s take a look at some more photos of these special peas.
My plants have grown to about 6 feet tall. The flowers on it are purple in color. The plant is still growing and producing more flowers. We have had some hot temperature, in the upper 80s and low 90s, so far the plants still seem to be doing ok. I am curious to see how long they will produce a crop.
Here is a video of my youngest daughter giving her thoughts on these peas. She enjoys the red blush on the peas as well.
I found someone in the twitterverse that was also growing Spring Blush peas. She has found about a 1/3 of her peas with the blush them. I would say my percentage is about the same. Here is a picture she allowed me to share with you. Make sure to check out her blog, Frau Zinnie – A garden blog.
As for the flavor of the peas, they are a pretty standard snap pea. Not my favorite one, but by no means are they not good. They are definitely worth growing as they were a beautiful plant that produces extra tendrils that we enjoy harvesting as well.