Earth Pea

Lathyrus tuberosus         Perennial     Zone 5-6earth pea seed 2013 1000 by 750

The Earth Pea, or Aardaker, which means “earth nut” in Dutch, is a perennial vegetable closely related to the perennial sweet-pea flower. It produces small tubers (1″-2″) which can be harvested in the fall or spring. The sweet tubers require a couple of seasons to reach a suitable size for harvest. They have a long history as a food plant and are still cultivated today in Europe. They should be grown on a short trellis (3′-4″). I would also recommend planting them in an area where they can spread or be contained, as the roots spread fairly aggressively. The plant is attractive and has small, purple-blue flowers, as well as inedible seed pods. The flavor is described as similar to a sweet chestnut. A nitrogen-fixing legume. The seeds need scarified ( lightly rub an opening in the seed coating using sandpaper) and soaked 24 hours before planting.

Plant starts available in the spring at our roadside stand in Bristol, IN.

Earth Pea in bloom

Earth Pea in bloom

4 foot trellis

4 foot trellis

Earth Pea seed and pods

Earth Pea seed and pods

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PV-01
Description
Earth Pea
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110 seeds$5.00
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