Add color to the vegetable garden!
This beautiful heirloom Pea dates back hundreds of years. Purple-blue pods accent a rich background of green foliage and pink blooms. Harvest early as a snow pea or let mature to use as a shelling pea. The early flowers are stunning. Purple Pods open up to a stunning green pea.
How to grow Kapucijners…..
The good news is that kapucijners are quite a ‘hardy’ crop and will grow in both ‘heavy’ soil like clay, as well as on sandy soil. Do prepare the ground like any other soil, but it’s not important to add loads of fertiliser. (The good news is that kapucijners add nitrogen to your soil, hence they are great for rotation crops)
Either pre-sow under glass in Jan or Feb or sow them outside from March. Ideally you need to start as early as possible and the best option is to sow the seeds in a tray in a cold greenhouse (with plenty of sun)
Do note that mice just love the seeds – hence protection is very important !
The seeds will ‘germinate’ in 1 1/2 to 3 weeks after which you can plant them outside (which is why a cold greenhouse will provide less of a shock)
Certified organic & Heirloom seed.
This Dutch heirloom is a favorite in Europe for making tasty pea soup and best known for a rich creamy flavor.