Thought to have originated in Gayton, Northamptonshire and developed from Knights Tall Green Marrow. According to Peas of New York (1928) some seeds made their way to Northampton-based seed merchant Messrs Jeyes, who marketed the variety as Jeyes Conquerer. The Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette for 1859 published a selection of glowing testimonials, and a long list of growers willing to support these. A tall pea (>1.5m) producing white flowers and a heavy crop of large, sweet, solid peas tightly packed it their pods. Delicious fresh, but will also freeze very well, maintaining their flavour.
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