A freshly picked young pea is one of the sweetest tastes on the allotment. Combine this with the fun of shelling them and you have one of the most child-friendly crops. Peas are classified by their seed and growing season. Round-seeded varieties are hardier and therefore for the earliest sowings (first earlies) but are not as sweet as the wrinkled-seeded (second earlies and maincrop) varieties. In addition, there are the mangetout varieties which are eaten whole and the petits pois varieties which are dwarf plants with smaller, sweeter peas.
|pH||6.0 - 6.8|