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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Asparagus Peas
« on: July 15, 2009, 03:36:02 pm »
I have grown these for the first time this year.  After a slow start they have the most beautiful flowers (I may plant them in the borders next year!) and have started with the "peas".  One question now - how on earth do you eat them?  I tried one this morning, thinking "asparagus" one of my favourite raw veggies, and "peas" yum my absolute favourite raw veggie - but no, they are disgusting raw!  Very bitter and dry.  Any suggestions?

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 04:05:25 pm »
I have them growing too 1st year but only just setting flowers, may best needed to be cooked or left a bit longer on the plant

Linz

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 10:52:30 pm »
Got any ideas yet fluffy?  Have loads of them now!

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 10:57:52 pm »
okay i googled them as i only just got a wee couple pod forming now

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Asparagus Peas
Veseys Home Store Vegetable Seed Asparagus Peas Asparagus Peas

View Larger ImageThis easy to grow vegetable forms small winged pods which taste similar to asparagus when steamed and topped with butter (harvest at no more than 1" in length). The brick red blooms make this plant as attractive as it is appetizing. Asparagus peas are low growing and spreading and are also suitable for container gardening. Will continue to produce pods throughout the season. Seeds can be started indoors or planted outside once all chance of frost has passed. Approx. 130 sds/pkg.


Not sure if that is any good

Linz
http://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/vegetables/asparaguspeas/asparaguspeas

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 11:03:47 pm »
found another page here http://hayefieldhouse.com/2008/02/08/asparagus-peas/  mention differnce coloured flowers blue and red ones ( I have the red flowered one)

Linz

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 01:59:37 pm »
Yeah - I have the brick red ones - they look lovely.  I ate some, which were steamed with butter - quite nice, but nothing particularly exciting!  Sure I will get asked what on earth they are if I serve them up to anyone else though!

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 03:40:54 pm »
lol same here,

Not tried them yet but got a bowl full after being out in about 30mins this morning.
Btw my plants are quite close together and are bugger to pick !!!!
(might give them the nickname of frilly g-strings, cos their a right pain in the @rse. lol)

Linz

lynne

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • spittal farm wigton, cumbria
Re: Asparagus Peas
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 10:24:37 pm »
Hi, I too grow these for the first time this year.  Very bad raw like you said bitter and dry, when cooked they taste of asparagus.  Try steaming, chuck them in a stir fry or make a pea soup with them - tasty 
Lynne
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