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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Marrowfat Peas Reply with quote

I planted dried BATCHELORS marrow fat peas lately (soaked them for 12 hours first obviously!! ) and they are starting to produce pea pods now!! Should I let them swell then take the peas out and eat them OR do i eat the whole pod like you do in Mangetout??? Tnks:P
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let them ripen, pick regularly as when they over-ripen they loose that sweet taste, you could also use unripened pods in stir frys
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marrow fat pea varieties are bred specially to produce a large crop of fully developed peas in pods that can be dried and stored until required for use. They do not taste as good as green peas or mange tout types. They can be used as those types but you are far better off flavour wise and crop wise to use the varieties bre specially for the purpose either green peas or mange tout.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always used marrowfats from the supermarket, some years v v gud and some not so gud, this year I bought some seed paks from Lidl, 2 different varities, small quanity but they may prove great, who knows, ! will report later, dont be put off by ord shop Marrowfats as they can also do the job !! remember to stake/support peas early !!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I've got the Batchelors Marrowfat Peas jingle in my head.
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