- Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'
- Common name: Mangetout pea
- Plant type: Vegetable
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.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist
- Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers
Effects:No toxic effects reported for this plant.