(Pisum sativum); aka Carling Pea; Heirloom; a Slow Food Ark of Taste variety; Climber; Dry pea; Minimum 20 seeds
This English heirloom from the Elizabethan era is a vigorous climber in our Michigan garden, easily dominating a 6-foot trellis. The abundance of gorgeous pink and rose blooms give rise to a copious number of pleasingly plump pods. Primarily grown as a dry pea, allow the pods to dry on the vine. Shelling the golden speckled peas from their pods was easy. The dry peas are an excellent addition to your pantry staples.