Tall plants with attractive purple bi-coloured flowers and strong tendrils to aid climbing produce sweet-tasting purple pods. Best picked and eaten before pods become too big. Delicious eaten raw in salads, lightly steamed or added to stir fries.
Sow March to June every 10 days for successional crops. Sow 5cm (2in) deep in flat-bottomed channels (drills) spacing about 2½-5cm (1-2in) apart, and in rows 75cm (30in) apart.
When plants are 10cm (4in) tall provide twiggy sticks for support. The peas will be ready to harvest around 12-13 weeks from sowing date, and regular picking will encourage further cropping.