The asparagus pea forms velvety red flowers from which numerous pods develop. These are harvested young and steamed like beans. They taste like asparagus. Height approx. 40-50 cm.
From the beginning of April, the latest at the end of May. Seed depth 3 – 4 cm. For early sowing possible under foil or fleece. Germination takes place from a soil temperature of approx. 8 ° C, optimally 20 ° C. The germination time is approx. 7-10 days depending on the temperature. Row spacing 30 – 40 cm, in the row 3 – 4 cm or 10 – 12 seeds per running meter. Give tendril aid through brushwood or wire mesh. Sunny, warm location. No nitrogen fertilization and manure, peas are weak feeders. A normal basic fertilization is sufficient when preparing the soil. First harvest approx. 12-14 weeks after sowing. Process immediately after picking, after 2 – 3 days they convert sugar to starch and become bitter and mealy. Very versatile, as vegetables or for salads, for preserving and freezing. Contains vitamins A, B, C and E, lecithin, zinc and ice white.
April – May
optimal temperature 20 ° C
approx. 12 – 14 weeks after sowing
approx. 50 seeds