This wonderful new addition to my vegetable garden deserves a spot in the limelight. Pisum sativum 'cascadia' was planted in January and has been a prolific and steady producer for many weeks. No matter what stage of growth the whole pod is deliciously sweet and tender, even when the peas are fully formed. I was planning to save some pods for next year but they are just too yummy. Maybe I'll find a few hiding underneath when I pull them out. They make a great pea for eating raw, and I have added them to pasta dishes and curries as well as steaming them. I think they would be very good stuffed- must look up a recipe for that.
I used "pea brush" to support the tender vines. The plants have grown to about 4 feet so next year I will use longer supports. The plants are resistant to mildew although our dry winter would not have been a problem. For sweetness it is important to grow peas in full sun. An absolute keeper.