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Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'

Mangetout pea

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Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'

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Mangetout peas have become a popular alternative to standard shelling varieties. They're grown in the same way, but harvested while the pods are still flat and the peas inside barely visible. Mangetout pea plants are very hardy, and may be sown in autumn to overwinter and provide early pickings the following spring. Crops remain usable for several weeks before the peas eventually swell and make the pods coarse and fibrous. Mangetout peas are perfect for eating raw in salads or steamed or stir-fried.

Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' bears large, fleshy pods with a wonderful sweet flavour. It bears heavy yields over a long season and shows good resistance to mildew.

Grow Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' in moist  but well-drained soil in full sun. Support plants with twiggy sticks or pea netting, and water regularly. Harvest the pods often to keep the plants cropping.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Pisum

Species: sativum

Cultivar: Oregon Sugar Pod

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 30cm

Flowering period: June to August

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