This variety of pea is a very dwarf growing type with small but well filled pods. It is early into production from an autumn sowing and it boasts excellent flavour. Meteor pea is the ideal variety for exposed sites and it can grow to a height of 35cm.
Many young people today have never seen a pea-pod and only recognise peas if they come out of a plastic bag! We think this is a sad state of affairs because when grown fresh, peas are a totally different vegetable to those that are frozen. To get the sweetest flavour, peas are best cooked when picked young and cooked within 30 minutes of harvest, before the sugar has turned to starch.
Pack size: 350 Seeds
When to Sow
March and April or October and November
WHERE TO SOW
Prepare a flat bottom drill 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm, (4in) wide.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Space seeds 5cm (2in) apart throughout the drill allowing 60cm (24in) between the drills, then cover over with soil and gently tamp down with the back of a rake. It is advisable to give some net protection against birds, once seedlings start to grow. As dwarf, plants usually hold each other up and will not require any net support.
May to July
When sowing in autumn, if the weather is severe it is best to protect plants with cloches.
A good source of Pro-Vitamin A and Vitamins C, B1 and folic acid.