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Mangetout (French for: - eat all) Shiraz is a great variety of flat-podded pea to try, it looks good and tastes even better.
Mangetout (French for: - eat all) Shiraz is a great variety of flat-podded pea to try, it looks good and tastes even better. It firstly develops beautiful bi-coloured flowers that turn into intense wine coloured pods. Freshly picked pods contain a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamin) and folic acid as well as vitamin C and A. The colour pigment will fade to green when steamed and so will its antioxidant benefits so its best eaten raw as a delicious salad ingredient.
Product Code: K30357AHeight: 100cm (40in)Position: Full SunHarvesting Period: July to SeptemberSpacing: 5cm (2") Apart
Sow direct as soon as the soil is workable in spring as peas grow well in cool weather. Make drills approx. 12-15cms wide and 4-5cms depth. Place seed about 5cms apart, water and fill in.For taller varieties of peas, the support should be put in place as soon as the seedlings appear. Germination takes around 7-14 days. Peas need to be kept well-watered once they have produced flowers and pods. Peas will be ready in around 50-55 days.
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