Pea, Asparagus

Lotus tetragonolobus
SKU: 0940 P50
  • Red flowers
  • Vines grow laterally along the ground
  • Thrives in poor soil
  • Edible podded pea
  • 60-75 days

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(Lotus tetragonolobus) (aka Winged Pea) A legume not related to either asparagus or peas; most likely from northwest Africa. Mentioned as early as 1734 by celebrated English gardener and botanist Philip Miller. Beautiful red flowers on low growing plants that spread laterally along the ground. Uniquely flavored pods are best steamed whole when small. Thrives in poor soil. Edible podded, 60-75 days.

Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2-1"

Rows Apart: 24"

Support: Trellis

Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.