Asparagus pea help please!

craftykiwiJanuary 11, 2011


I am a beginner gardener and have grown some wonderful asparagus pea plants in my garden. They look great and are doing really well but i'm just not sure how to eat them. I picked a few and they are hard as rock and don't taste edible to me. should i wait longer or am i doing something wrong? Maybe they can't be eaten raw, but that sounds weird all veges should be able to be eaten raw. Help please!

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I had to do a double take on that one. Tetragonolobus purpureus is not a common vegetable but some vendors claim it can be eaten raw when very young.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 11:11AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Quite a few people grow them here but usually as abit of a novelty as they do not produce a heavy crop and are fiddly to pick. If you google cooking asparagus peas you will find some ideas. Stir frying and steaming seem the most common.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 9:56AM
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I think their window of opportunity for culinary use is brief. The pods grow fairly quickly and don't seem to hold their eating quality very long before getting tough, from the little experience I've had growing a handful of them a couple of times. They're not the easiest plant to germinate or grow.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 8:12PM
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