Asparagus Pea, Winged Pea, Square Podded Pea
Asparagus Pea is an annual herb that is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. It is a common spring-blooming wildflower in fields and scrub.
Winged Asparagus Pea is a legume that grows approximately 20 inches tall and 24 inches wide, the plant has small leaves that are made of 3 leaflets. It has deep crimson flowers which are formed in pairs, and they can be used as an edible garnish in salads and other dishes. After pollination occurs, winged pods develop and can grow up to 3 1/2 inches long.
The pods may be prepared in a number of ways: boiled, sauteed, steamed, dipped in tempura batter and deep-fried, or pickled. Grow herb seeds for this attractive, versatile plant.
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 20 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained garden soil, doesn't need to be rich
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 4 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart
Quantity: 10 Seeds