Harvesting My First Spring Blush Peas

The first harvest of my Spring Blush hypertendril peas. Ever since I saw them in the Baker Creek catalog I have been looking forward to seeing what they look like in person. They did not disappoint. They are beautiful peas, unlike any I have grown before.
The first harvest of my Spring Blush hypertendril peas. Ever since I saw them in the Baker Creek catalog I have been looking forward to seeing what they look like in person. They did not disappoint. They are beautiful peas, unlike any I have grown before.

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.

I am growing the Spring Blush on some sticks I gathered from the woods, tied together with some yarn my wife picked up at Michael's. The plants have so many tendrils that are super sturdy.
I am growing the Spring Blush on some sticks I gathered from the woods, tied together with some yarn my wife picked up at Michael’s. The plants have so many tendrils that are super sturdy.
Here is an up close picture of one of my Spring Blush peas. This was has a beautiful blush on it. This is one I would I am going to save for seed.
Here is an up close picture of one of my Spring Blush peas. This was has a beautiful blush on it. This is one I would I am going to save for seed.
Another beautiful. If you look in the background, my son is heading outside to enjoy the peas with me!
Another beautiful. If you look in the background, my son is heading outside to enjoy the peas with me!

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.

Thanks to Jen McGuinness from the blog Frau Zinnie for allowing me to share her harvest of Spring Blush peas.
Thanks to Jen McGuinness from the blog Frau Zinnie for allowing me to share her harvest of Spring Blush peas.

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.

3 Replies to “Harvesting My First Spring Blush Peas”

  1. […] 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 […]

  2. […] last but not least, Chrissy from Back Yard to Fork, shared a picture of her Spring Blush peas. I am growing this same variety as well. Both of us got our seed from Baker Creek. This variety […]

  3. […] I want to share with you something from my own garden. I have been sharing with you my Spring Blush peas that I am growing out this year. These unique snap peas are green with a red blush. I am saving […]

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