Peas can be divided into three different types: shelling peas (only the peas are eaten), snow peas (peas very small, pods also eaten) and sugar snap peas (pods and peas eaten). Mangetout is French for 'eat it all'. Uses: culinary, soil conditioner.
Peas are ready to harvest within 3 months of sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.
Can be sown indoors and later transplanted or sown in situ Sowing time - Autumn/Winter; Spacing - 7 - 10 cm; Sowing depth - 30 - 40 mm; Germination time - 7 - 20 days;
Legume family and therefor a good nitrogen fixer, adding valuable food to your plants in the following crops.
the first Mangetouts were brought from Holland to France in the early 17th cencury, before that a few garden peas were grown in England, but peas originally were harvested dry in the Medditerrean areas from field peas.