Asparagus Pea (Heirloom 65 Days)
Native to the Mediterranean region, this 12-18” tall, spreading plant with pea-like foliage is covered with interesting little winged pods, also known as winged peas. They are best harvested at about an inch or less in length and are delicious steamed or stir-fried. Bright red flowers can be used as a garnish in salads and make it quite ornamental too.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Sowing Outdoors- After the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 70ºF. Sow 6-8” apart.
How much does a packet plant: 25-30 foot single row
Harvest- When the pods are under 1".
Tips- Average to fertile, well-drained soil. Keep watered during dry spells for maximum growth and harvests.