Golden Sweet Pea
Collected at a market in India. Tall 6' plants with beautiful bi-colored purple flowers and bright lemon-yellow pods. Best eaten when small, excellent for stir-fry. Seeds are tan with purple flecks, can be dried and added to soups. One of the few yellow edible podded peas in Seed Savers Exchange’s collection of 1,200 peas.
- 60-70 days
- ±1,900 seeds/lb
- Pods best eaten when small
- Lemon yellow pods
- Vines grow to 6 feet
- Bi-colored purple flowers
- Dried peas can be added to soups
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Peas can be eaten fresh and tossed with mixed greens or added to stir-fries.
Try roasting your peas and dipping the pods in a peanut-sesame dipping sauce. You can also roast them with potatoes and carrots and toss with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.
Fresh peas are an excellent addition to pasta in cream sauce with asparagus and mushrooms. Peas pair well with mint, feta or goat cheese, toasted nuts, and parmesan. Dried peas can be soaked and added to soups.
Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.
- Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
- Rows Apart: 24"
- Support: Trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Direct sowed these zone 6b as a fall crop in mid august. It is still HOT here through august/September but I kept them well watered while they were establishing themselves. The peas are cute and different since they are yellow, with light purple flowers. They taste great! I prefer planting colored peas like these or purple magnolia so they are easier to spot when picking, whereas the green peas blend in and are harder to find. Thanks for the fun variety!
The purple flowers that change to blue once pollinated, revealing sunshine-yellow pods?! The best time I've ever had growing peas!
Go-to pea for short spring
These are my favorite peas I've ever grown. I live in zone 4b, but the spring here goes from frozen ground to summer heat super quickly. These seem to be forgiving of heat and are so beautiful and tasty. I look forward to growing them every year.