Climbing Pea Purple
Climbing Pea Purple Magnolia. Over 15 years of work by Oregon USA based plant breeder, Dr. Alan Kapuler, has resulted in Pea ‘Purple Magnolia’ – the first purple-podded sugar snap pea. Pick them before they grow large to enjoy them at their best, they peas also very tasty when immature. These crunchy pods have a good, sweet flavour and make a colourful and tasty raw addition to a salad, for snacking or steamed and served as a side. Easy to grow on trellis or other growing supports, the strong hyper-tendrils cling well and support the long, climbing stems.
Height: 1.8cm (70”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
March – June
June – September
How to sow
Direct sow Sugarsnap peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow Sugarsnap seed in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm (2″) apart, and 4cm (1½”) deep. Allow a distance of 75cm (30″) between rows. For successional crops, sow Sugarsnap peas every 10 days.
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