Pea – Kelvdon Wonder

Peas are not the sort of thing to grow unless you are a grow your own obsessive. To be frank to get to that perfect point between actually being able to see something that vaguely resembles a pickable pea and becoming a floury giant marrow fat not only involves more pea plants than even a decent sized allotment can grow but also near daily picking and of course you need to be able to run from your plants to the pan to get the sweetness that compares to the frozen supermarket offering. When it comes to peas then Mr Birdseye is probably going to outclass even the best grower butI grow them more for an on allotment snack, and occasional whole meal.

If you are going to give them ago then try Kelvdon Wonder.
Eating: Quite sweet, especially when picked young. Older peas will go floury.

Health and Yield: This is a first early but can be sown sucessiinally through the year so is usefull if you don’t have enough room to grow many types of peas. It seems to take me about eight plants to get a meal but this will change according to the amount of organic matter and watering that goes on, plus the weather. It will need support, growing about 2ft.

Grow again? I do try peas every year but have yet to find one to tempt me away.