I'm very excited that I have finally been able to increase Icicle pea enough to be able to offer some in the 2017/18 seed shop this year!
This is a fresh eating pea with edible fleshy pod. Very light in colour hence the name. We love them fresh but also chopped up and frozen for winter use.
Below are two new to me dry peas. On the left is a lovely pea from La Societe des Plantes called Charlevoix and the other is called Gold Harvest. It may have come from Salt Spring Seeds but my packet said Orange. It has an unusual pastel bi-coloured flower, small pods and flattened shape. I'd like to look into its history further. I intend to grow both out in longer rows next year so that I can try a real sample of both in the kitchen for 2018! Working with plants, is definitely a longterm endeavour.
All about growing, selecting and using edible plants in the Ottawa valley.