Irish Prean Pea
(Pisum sativum); Climbing habit; Minimum 25 seeds
Released by an Irish Agricultural Research Station, these peas are truly extraordinary. Robust vines that easily topped their 6' / 2m trellis develop a profusion of maroon & mauve flowers giving way to large, chubby pods holding enormous meaty peas. As dry peas, they earn their "prean" distinction with their resemblance that favors fava beans over regular peas. They are fabulous in soups and stews.
Mmm I can imagine a rich, savory dish of these hearty dry garden gems on a chilly winter's day, can't you? I am thinking slow cooked in my New England Bean Pot with molasses, sriracha, and a bit of bacon perhaps...
Pods are thin and will shatter if dry and left on the vine too long.