Marrow Fat Pea Blauwschokkers is an organically grown, very deliciously flavoured, purple-blue marrow fat pea variety. This purple-blue flowering variety has also purple-blue pods. The marrow fat peas are green. These peas can be harvested very young or much older. This variety grows very tall and needs support ( netting). The seeds can also be dried to preserve them better. Cook them in a little bit of water for about 10 minutes and drain them add a little knob of butter for a better flavour. Use Blauwschokkers also in soups, sauces, stir-fries, stews, ovendishes, shortly cooked in salads and as a vegetable. Non hardy annual. Height: 160 - 200 cm.
Indoor sowing: from half january
Outdoor sowing: march-half may
Sowing depth: 2 - 3 cm
Germination temp. : 16 - 22°C
Germination: 12 - 21 days
Sowing in rows: 40 - 45 cm
Days till harvest: 90-120 dagen
Sow from january on for an early harvest indoors in a unheated room or outside under glass. Sow in trays with some potting soil every couple of centimeters 1 seed. Cover with a thick layer of soil and keep the soil moist. Harden the seedlings of in march for about 10 days outdoors during the day. Plant them on a sunny plot with free draining soil.
Sow outdoors from march on. Sow on a sunny plot and cover the seeds with a thick layer of soil. Give the plants a firm and sturdy support with some gaze.
Pick the pods regurlarly to stimulate the growing of new pods. Protect the plants against birds with a net. Give the plants a good watering every day and during dry spells. Harvest the pods when they're thick and full. Shell the pods and this is a pretty dirty job. The pods can be kept for about 2 - 3 days in de fridge.