Pea Capucijner (AKA Marrow Fat) | Members Only Preservation Packet


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GENUS: Pisum SPECIES: sativum

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Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Whangarei:Northland
Number of Seeds: 20

Description: Sent to us in 2009 by Leo Cappel of Whangarei these are traditional Dutch peas that were an essential ingredient for many main course dishes. They were used as many now use dried beans. This variety is a low grower to 1m so easy to stake, and has white flowers unlike the Dalmatian pea which is similar to eat but has purple flowers. These peas are brown and squarish in shape like marrowfat peas.

Planting Instructions: Sow in early Spring into seed trays to avoid slug, snail and bird problems. Transplant into garden when leaves appear at 5cm spacing between rows.