Purple pea flowers

The purple peas Florence gave me have finally flowered after a long growing season (at least relative to its plainer cousins, the snow pea and snaps). Hopefully the peas taste as good as the flowers look.
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  • Jan - did you give me some purple pod pea seeds by any chance? I had a little packet and planted them out. Have just found your photo.

    Mine are also planted near some sugar snap peas.

  • Thanks for sharing your experience, Jan. The pods are a lot darker than I'd expected them to be.

    Elaine, there is no noticeable fragrance from the flowers (was almost stung in the nose by a bee!). They seem to last a long time as well.

  • Dang! I figured the purple was one of those much-vaunted anti-oxidants like Beetroot ... Stick with regular climbing Snow Peas for a taste and crunch sensation ;-)

  • I don't know, Elaine. I'll smell them tomorrow and let you know.

  • Super photo, Joseph! Do the flowers have a perfume? They look colourful enough to be Sweet Peas ;-)

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