Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

By Charlie Nardozzi

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There's nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible delights can be grown for their beauty, too.

An heirloom snow pea variety from India is now available that features pink and purple bicolored flowers and golden pods. 'Golden Sweet' snow pea grows 6 feet tall and has bright yellow pods that form 67 days after seeding. Their flavor is sweet and nutty. The yellow color fades as the pods mature, so they're best harvested while small.

For more information on this attractive snow pea variety, go to: Seed Saver's Exchange.

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