Beautiful, tall French mange tout with violet flowers.The plant will be at least 150 cm high and must be supported. The 10 cm long podsare bright green, wide, crispy and very tasty. Carouby can be harvested forseveral weeks and gives a large harvest. One portion contains about 35 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Pisum sativum var. saccharatum|
|Botanic family:||The Bean Family - Fabaceae|
|Days to maturity:||65|
|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.