Erbsen sind ein uraltes Nahrungsmittel und gehören zu der grossen Familie der Hülsenfrüchte. Der trockene Same mit 23 % Eiweiss ist eine wahre Protein-Bombe. Als Fleisch noch rar war, wurden sie zu Suppe und Mus gekocht. Heute liebt man vor allem die grünen, noch unreifen, zuckersüssen Samen oder dann die Kefen. In der trendigen vegetarischen Küche sind Erbsen das absolute Muss.

Peas, Snow peas, Sugar peas

legume family Pisum sativum var. medullar

Miracle of Kelvedon Peas

The English town of Kelvedon has more than religious miracles to its namesake. This medium early snow pea gives a cloud-white bloom that yields long, dark-green pods. Its height reaches 70 cm and has a very sweet taste.

Sow from March to April. Space rows at 40 cm with 2–3 cm between each single seed at a depth of 5 cm. Alternatively, space circular plantings of 8–10 seeds at 40 cm. Seeds must be protected from birds. Pound in a branched stake in the centre of the circle for plants to climb up. If sown into rows, trellis plants with twine or wire on both sides. They do particularly well intercropped with carrots or potatoes. Harvest from June and onwards.

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Sowing quantity 800 - 1000 g/Are

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250 g (4 seeds/g)
16.50 CHF
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Sprinter from Marbach Peas

Very remarkable variety: early, small (60-80cm), it always carries pair-wise fully filled pods. The peas are very sweet and the yield is huge. The variety was selected in the 50ties from Mr. Loher from the Rhine valley in St Gall. It was selected from can-variety. His daughter Mrs. Manser saved in for the new millennium and has it given to us for future cultivation.

Sowing March to April at a row distance of 40cm plant every 2-3cm a grain at a depth of about 5cm, or lay out 8-10 seeds in circles every 40cm. Seed must be protected from birds. Tying up: Let the circularly arranged plants climb up on branched pegs. Tie up row seeding on both sides using cords and wires. Vicinity to carrots or potatoes is favourable. Harvest from June.

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04030
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4.90 CHF
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04037
250 g (4 seeds/g)
16.50 CHF
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04038
500 g (4 seeds/g)
25.10 CHF
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Capuchin Peas

With its violet pods, this pea catches everyone’s attention and then tastes great too; thus validating their interest. It is also very hardy and filling. Unfortunately, it has almost been forgotten by growers which is a shame since all who grow it love it. It grows up to 2 m high with both violet flowers and pods. The peas can be used fresh or dried and used in soups.

Sow from March to April. Space rows at 40–60 cm with 2–3 cm between each single seed at a depth of 5 cm. Alternatively, space circular plantings of 8–10 seeds at 40 cm. Seeds must be protected from birds. Pound in a branched stake in the centre of the circle for plants to climb up. If sown into rows, trellis plants with twine or wire on both sides. Harvest from June and onwards.

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Sowing quantity 800 - 1000 g/Are

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Swiss giant Snow peas, Sugar peas

This medium early pea grows to a towering 150–200 cm tall. The showy violet flowers and large, bright green and tender snow peas make this giant welcome in the garden. Harvest from mid-June to early August. Swiss giant is a proven local variety which doubles as an ornament in the garden.

Sow from mid-March to mid-April in rows 60 cm apart with two rows per bed. Alternatively, plant 8–10 seeds in circles 60 cm apart. In each circle pound in a 200 cm high stake. For rows, trellis the growing plants with twine or wire every 25 cm.

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Sowing quantity 500 g/Are

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Northland Snow peas, Sugar peas

If you are looking for true Northland snow peas (Nordland-kefen), we have the original variety! Even though we know what to expect, it always surprises us with its speedy growth. It shows off its white flowers as it grows up to 120 cm. The bright-green pods are wide and remarkably sweet. You will have to pick them before the children eat them all like candy!

Sow from March to April. Space rows at 40–60 cm with 2–3 cm between each single seed at a depth of 5 cm. Alternatively, space circular plantings of 8–10 seeds at 40 cm. Seeds must be protected from birds. Pound in a branched stake in the centre of the circle for plants to climb up. If sown into rows, trellis plants with twine or wire on both sides. Harvest from June and onwards.

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Sowing quantity 800 - 1000 g/Are

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03247
250 g (4 seeds/g)
16.50 CHF
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Kefen Weggiser blühend
Blühende Weggsier Kefen

Weggiser, Snow pea from Weggis Snow peas, Sugar peas

This medium early snow pea grows about 1 m high. It blooms with beautiful violet flowers and tender pods. It boasts both productivity and a great taste. This is by far one of the best sugar peas. This heirloom variety is a proven landrace for home gardens.

Sow from March to April directly in the field. Space rows at 40 cm apart with 2–3 cm between single seeds at a depth of 5 cm. Alternatively, sow 8–10 seeds in a circle every 40 cm. Seeds must be protected against birds. For trellising, place a branched stake in the centre of each circle or string twine or wire on each side of the rows. Harvest from the beginning of June.

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Sowing quantity 500 g/Are

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03220
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4.50 CHF
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03228
500 g (4 seeds/g)
20.35 CHF
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Winter snow pea Snow peas, Sugar peas

This time-tested strain from the old country blooms violet and gives high yields. The harvest season is long and drawn out which brings the reward of quality pods. Its height reaches 250 cm!

Sow from mid-October 60 cm apart in circles with 8–10 seeds per circle. Seeds should be 5 cm deep. Layout the plot with two rows per bed. Plants overwinter in the juvenile stage. In the springtime, place a 250 cm stake in the centre of each circle for support. Heavy or overly wet soils are unsuitable for this pea. The harvest begins in late May and lasts until the end of July.

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Norli Snow peas, Sugar peas

This snow pea blooms early with prolific white flowers. Contrasting the snow-coloured flowers, the small pods have a deep green colour. Its height reaches 60 cm and you can harvest beginning in early June. Snow peas are one of the first, and tastiest, rewards from the garden.

Sow from March to April directly in the field. Space rows at 40 cm apart with 2–3 cm between single seeds at a depth of 5 cm. Alternatively, sow 8–10 seeds in a circle every 40 cm. Seeds must be protected against birds. For trellising, place a branched stake in the centre of each circle or string twine or wire on each side of the rows. Harvest from the beginning of June.

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Sugar snap Snap peas

Sugar snap peas combine the sweet taste of sweet peas with the crunchy and refreshing texture of snow peas. They grow about 120 cm high and bring a wealth of crunchy, flavourful pods. The pods are harvested at an early, juicy and crispy stage then cut into 2–3 cm long pieces. This gives a sweet pea and snow pea in one, but with less effort in harvest and preparation.

Sugar snap peas combine the sweet taste of sweet peas with the crunchy and refreshing texture of snow peas. They grow about 120 cm high and bring a wealth of crunchy, flavourful pods. The pods are harvested at an early, juicy and crispy stage then cut into 2–3 cm long pieces. This gives a sweet pea and snow pea in one, but with less effort in harvest and preparation.

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Asparagus pea asparagus-pea, winged pea

This, almost forgotten, vegetable will hopefully enjoy its renaissance! The plants spread as ground covering all over the bed. The deep red butterfly flowers illuminate the deep green of the leaves. Asparagus pea seems to turn a garden bed into a work of modern art with angled “wings” to attract the attention of the eye. Harvest the square-winged legumes when still immature (about 3 cm long). Prepare them in the kitchen like snow peas or sugar peas. The are a delicacy for the eyes and palate.

Sow in April in rows with 50 cm spacing. Space single seeds at 10–15 cm within the row. You can easily intercrop quick growing radishes or salad greens between rows at the beginning of the season. Continuously pick the young pods until autumn.

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Sowing quantity 400 g/Are

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