A new fast-growing, medium high (120-140 cm.) mangetout with relatively large, straight, fine pods to be so fast growing. The pods are uniform in size, crispy and sweet. In our garden it has been ready to harvest just after the sprinter Norli. Heraut is a modern variation of the old ”Vroege (Early) Hendriks” and have a long harvest season if harvested continuously. One portion contains about 40 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Pisum sativum var. saccharatum|
|Days to maturity:||56|
|Sowing depth:||3–4 cm|
|Germination time:||7–10 days|
|Plant spacing:||5–8 cm|
|Row spacing:||35–50 cm|
SowingMangetout peas are sown as soon as the soil is ready and then continually from spring through summer. Sow the peas about 3 cm deep, possibly a little deeper when sowing in summer because of the need for moisture.
SpacingSow with a space of 5-8 cm between the plants and 35-50 cm between the rows. Peas can also be sown in double rows of 10-15 cm between the rows or scattered in broad bands. Tall and medium tall sorts need something to climb on.
HarvestThe mangetout is harvested before the seeds have developed appreciably.
Peas tolerate 1 degree or 2 of frost in autumn but easily become spotted and loose their crispness after a few nights of frost. All kinds of peas are eaten fresh, boiled or fried etc. They can also be dried, frozen or preserved.