Sjoerd's Purple podded peas

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    I loved Sjoerd's peas so much last year I went on a quest to find them. I finally ran across them on seed savers exchange, so I ordered a pound of them....I am delighted with them. They are just beautiful.

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    Blokkenschtokker????? no clue what the real name is, peas ( photo / image / picture from carolyn keiper's Garden )





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    Blokkenstockker (??) peas ( photo / image / picture from carolyn keiper's Garden )
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Golly Carolyn--I am so surprised and glad to see this fantastic wall of the Kapucijner peas.
    --mine are only a couple of inched tall at the moment.

    The name of these peas are-- Kapucijner 'Blauwschokker'.
    That difficult-looking word literally translated means, "Blue Shocker".

    I like this pea so much because first of all, I like the taste, second of all it has a very lovely flower and thirdly is is a heavy cropper.

    My fingers are crossed for you that this unusually podded pea will 'wow' your customers and they will buy up all that you sell.
    ( Don't forget to save and eat some for yourselves though.

    Good luck!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    What a wonder! Lots of peas for sure, and what a color. :D
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those look amazing!
     



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    Sjoerd, These are almost 5 feet tall right now. I was so excited to find them. And YES, we will eat some ourselves. I have two rows of them. I am hoping to save enough to plant for next year, too. Thanks for the translation, I couldn't find anything for the english translation for the word as I was looking for them. Blue Shocker says it all.

    Netty and Jewell, yes, :D :D :D .
     
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    Do they turn green when cooked?
     
  8. carolyn

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    These are shelling peas and Sjoerd said they are green when you shell them, just like regular peas. the row looks awesome to see all the purple pods hanging down, where as the green podded peas blend right in and you can't see them.
     
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    Wow I really like those peas. Save enough seed for me while your saving.
     
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    Rockhound, here is why I wanted to grow these peas...THere just can be no missing them as you are picking.

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    Donna, Yes I agree, WOW!
     
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    These must be similar to English peas?
     
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    I assume so, Mart. They were "developed by the Monks in the 1500's and have been grown since then. they are just a shelling pea.
     
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    Here in the south we have Purple Hull peas which are technically a bean. Deep purple when ready to pick so you don`t wonder if they are ready or not.
     
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    Carolyn you made me want to plant them too ...... arghhh the weather is just too hot here for peas of any kind! Hmmm.............
     
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    Hoi C-- The traanslation is literal, but I believe that the British folks call them "Purple-podded Peas".
     
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    Kk, I feel so sorry for you :( that you can't grow peas there. they are so tasty!

    S...I love the name "blue shocker", though, it ever so much more descriptive than "purple podded peas" :D
     

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