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Asparagus Pea Seeds

Lotus tetragonolobus

Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.

Nutty, asparagus-flavoured pods. Extremely popular in Asia and an expensive delicacy in UK oriental supermarkets, but this delicious, ornamental plant is so easy to grow! Origin: China. Perfect combination of asparagus and peas. Tastes like: Fresh asparagus & garden peas. Latin Name: Lotus tetragonolobus. Now here’s a plant that really lives up to its name, perfectly combining the flavour of garden peas and fresh asparagus into its tiny, curiously-shaped pea pods. Frilly round the edges and divided up into four little ‘wings’, the peas are enormously popular throughout the whole of Southern Asia and they are probably the most attractive vegetable crop that you can grow. Little trailing branches which radiate out from a central point, give the whole plant a snowflake-like appearance when viewed from above, ending in pretty, rusty red flowers. Delicious, ornamental and easy-to-grow this plant really is the perfect horticultural multi-tasker. Sow: April-May. Harvest: July-August.

 

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Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.

Nutty, asparagus-flavoured pods. Extremely popular in Asia and an expensive delicacy in UK oriental supermarkets, but this delicious, ornamental plant is so easy to grow! Origin: China. Perfect combination of asparagus and peas. Tastes like: Fresh asparagus & garden peas. Latin Name: Lotus tetragonolobus. Now here’s a plant that really lives up to its name, perfectly combining the flavour of garden peas and fresh asparagus into its tiny, curiously-shaped pea pods. Frilly round the edges and divided up into four little ‘wings’, the peas are enormously popular throughout the whole of Southern Asia and they are probably the most attractive vegetable crop that you can grow. Little trailing branches which radiate out from a central point, give the whole plant a snowflake-like appearance when viewed from above, ending in pretty, rusty red flowers. Delicious, ornamental and easy-to-grow this plant really is the perfect horticultural multi-tasker. Sow: April-May. Harvest: July-August.

 

Hardiness:0 degrees

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:True

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:21-30CM

Spread:91-100CM

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:True

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

EATING: Firstly the peas should be always harvested young, when they are no more than 2.5cm (1") long, as the fibres in the pod toughen as they mature. Secondly, and more crucially, the pods should be served sliced very finely. This is the only way they are ever served traditionally in the many parts of the world where they are a major crop, and serves to split any fine fibres that are there up into such short strands that they are no longer noticeable. Slicing the pods is also the most attractive way to serve the pods, turning them into a confetti of tiny elongated ‘X’s. RECIPE: Asparagus pea, peanut & prawn salad - This simple salad combining crisp, sliced asparagus peas with aromatic herbs, coconut and roast peanuts transports me back to being 6 years old in my grandma’s backyard in Borneo. Serves 4 as a side dish. • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts, finely chopped • ¼ cup desiccated coconut • 2 tbsp shallots, finely sliced • 2 tbsp coconut or other vegetable oil • 200g asparagus beans, sliced as finely as possible • 2 red chillies, finely sliced • ½ red onion, finely sliced • 100g king prawns, cooked • 150g pomegranate seeds (½ a pomegranate) • 2 tsp fresh mint, roughly chopped • 2 tsp Thai basil (or regular basil), roughly chopped For the dressing - • 120ml coconut milk • Juice of 1 lime • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp • 2 tsp fish sauce • 1 tsp soft brown sugar METHOD: Scatter the peanuts and coconut into a hot saucepan and dry fry over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until lightly toasted. Tip into a salad bowl and set aside. Fry the shallots in the oil over a medium heat until they look crisp and golden brown. Pour into the salad bowl with the toasted peanut and coconut. Add the asparagus beans, chillies, red onions, king prawns, pomegranate seeds, mint and basil to the bowl and give the whole lot a thorough mix. Whisk the salad dressing ingredients together and drizzle generously over the bowl and serve immediately. At Suttons we take food sensitivity seriously. If yo

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