This variety has been grown by our donor and his family since the 1940s. It was passed to them by a grower on Desborough Allotments, Northamptonshire, a Mr Harold Idle. A very tall pea (more than 2m), it requires early sowing (March) to provide vigorous and productive plants. White flowers give way to large, well-filled pods, borne singly on the vine. The peas are delicious when eaten fresh but tend to lose their flavour if frozen.
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