Many young people nowadays have never seen a pea pod, and only recognise peas if they come out of a plastic bag from the freezer. This really is a sad state of affairs as home-grown peas are unbelievably simple to grow and are of a completely different calibre to those found in the freezer aisle.
English Peas (Garden Peas)
Douce Provence - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Almost year round sowings
Perfect for spring, summer, autumn and over-wintered protected sowings.
Early Onward - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Best for spring sowing
Heavy cropping it gives yields of 6 to 8 peas per pod with sweet tasting fine flavoured peas.
Early Oskar - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Excellent for the show bench
These large and healthy pods are often winning at exhibitions.
Half Pint - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Perfect in pots
Half Pint Pea is also known as Tom Thumb. It is a very dwarf variety, making the ideal patio companion in pots and containers as it only grows to 6-8in tall.
Hurst Green Shaft - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Heavy Cropper
Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft' is a maincrop variety that has long been one of the favourite varieties.
Kelvedon Wonder - 35 Seeds / £1.75 RHS AGM winner for quality
These peas can be sown in autumn or spring, allowing you to extend your cropping season.
Kleine Rheinländerin - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Best for small spaces
Great if you are short of space in your garden or allotment as it only grows to 60cm with a spread of 25cm.
Little Marvel - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Freezes very well
This old dependable variety is what home gardens used to count on for their peas. Excellent fresh table quality and also very good for freezing.
Starlight - 35 Seeds / £1.75 Great for warmer climes of the south
A wilt resistant maincrop variety, ideal for the warmer climates of the south