Harvesting Tendrils from Hyper Tendrils

Magnolia Blossom Tendril Pea
This is a Magnolia Blossom Tendril Pea plant. Ton of tendrils.

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.

Spring Blush
This is a Spring Blush tendril pea plant. You can see some red color in the joints of the plants. The peas are suppose to have a red blush on them. Plenty of tendrils to harvest.
There are so many tendrils the peas are extra sturdy. I think it would take a really strong storm to knock these guys over.
There are so many tendrils the peas are extra sturdy. I think it would take a really strong storm to knock these guys over.

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.

2 Replies to “Harvesting Tendrils from Hyper Tendrils”

  1. […] are they not good. They are definitely worth growing as they were a beautiful plant that produces extra tendrils that we enjoy harvesting as […]

  2. […] 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 […]

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