Carouby de maussane is a heritage mangetout type pea. It’s has pretty purple tinted flowers and the pods themselves have an unusual translucent quality and unusually still remains tender even when the peas have started to form. It grows between 1m to 1.5m so needs support.
In the kitchen: I find it a touch watery and the pods are almost iceberg like when anything other than tiny. Steam for only a few minutes to retain as much flavour as possible.
Plant health and yield: This is an easy to grow and high yielding for a pea. Peas are usable for a long time which is an added benefit.