Are your peas GMO?
Absolutely not. All our varieties are born from crosspollination, which is the same technique used since the early 1800’s. Peas are closed pollinated so it takes a special technique to create new varieties. We work with nature not against it.
Can you eat the leaves?
Yes and once you taste them you will be happy you did. Different varietals offer different flavors and are fun to experiment with. Pea shoots can be used in salads and sautés, and as garnish. More mature peas shoots are perfect for vegetable stocks and syrups. Basically, you can eat the entire plant. Tea, ice cream, cold press juices are just some of the new creations we’ve been seeing from chefs.
Can I plant a fall crop?
There’s a good chance you can. Depending on where you are located, fall planting can begin as early as the end of July. We’ve found that peas do exceptionally well with a fall planting though, of course, in some regions, you will lose some crop to frost.
Peas are high in protein, vitamin C, Vitamin A, B, complex vitamins, Beta-carotene, Lutein, Niacin, Foliate, Thiamin with moderate amounts of Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorous.
Do the vibrant colors cook out of the pods?
Yes that is possible. Overcooking will cook out the colors. Though, a slight blanch, broil, pan searing or grilling will not minimize the vibrant colors.
What do the different colors of pods taste like?
Each color pod has a unique flavor. Purple has the sharpest flavor, Maroon is more nutty and yellow is more sweet. It’s fun and delicious to play with the different flavors, blending them in your favorite recipes and experimenting with new creations.
Where can I get smaller quantities of seed?
We have an exclusive arrangement with Johnny Selected Seeds to sell smaller quantities.
Is there anything new on the horizon?
Yes. Get ready to be delighted with the many new varieties we plan to release soon at our website and with our seed distributors. Please reach out to us if you have any questions on what is coming out.