It’s hard to know whether to plant this charmer in the veggie field or the flower garden. The 4-6′ tall vining plants produce lovely pink and purple flowers that give birth to abundant, deep purple pods. The large, green peas of Carruthers Purple Podded are great for both fresh eating and freezing. Introduced to us by Adaptive Seeds who brought it back from England’s Heritage Seed Library. An heirloom of the Carruthers family in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Days to Maturity: 70
Direct sow in early spring. Will germinate with soils
as low as 40°F. Seeding depth: 1”.
Seeding rate: 1”. Row spacing 4-6”.
Provide 4-6ft. trellis for plants to climb.