I wanted to share with you this afternoon on update on how my hypertendril varieties are doing. They are growing really tall and beginning to flower. They are quite sturdy plants with all the tendrils they shoot out. They are easily the standout of my pea garden this year. My kids enjoy eating some of the tendrils – oldest daughter especially asks for more. Yes, you can harvest the tendrils from these plants and toss them on your salad or eat them right in the garden. They have a pea-like taste.
How to Harvest Hypertendril Peas
Do not harvest any off the top. This is where new tendrils and flowers will eventually form. Don’t harvest too many from one plant. Pea production is priority number one. So I pick and choose the tendrils I have harvest carefully. I try to pick ones that aren’t necessarily helping out with supporting the plants. I also want to choose them with they are relatively young – thus more tender. I mainly harvest from the middle of the plant.
Here is a video of me describing the plants and how to harvest them as well as my daughter weighing in on her love for the tendrils.
I think next year I will try planting them in two separate areas. One area I will harvest a lot of tendrils and the other plants I won’t touch. Then I will observe how productive each plants are. Of course as long as the peas themselves taste good and produce well.