Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zipper Cream Pea Harvest

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It has been a few weeks since my last post, and someone recently posted a comment asking about my zipper cream peas and where I got my seeds.  This prompted me to try and squeeze in a short post about my success with them this year.

I planted two varieties of field peas this year; pinkeye purple hulls and zipper cream peas.  The purple hulls were a complete bust, but the zipper creams produced very well.  I picked the last of them just yesterday and pulled all the vines.  The total haul was over 27 pounds for the year!  The taste of zipper creams are ok, not as good as white acres in my opinion.  However, what they lack in flavor, they make up for in size.  The peas are huge and it is easy to shell a quick batch for dinner.  Overall I am quite impressed with the output of this variety and will consider them again next year.

I didn't always take pictures after picking, but here are a few I did take.


Jenny said...

Looks like you had very successful harvest of field peas, congratulations!

Bernadine said...

That's a huge harvest! Maybe I'll try my hand at them next year. Hope all is going well for you.

Sustainably Modern said...

My purple hulls were a disappointment this year as well.

Kris said...

Jenny - Thanks, it was a good harvest this year.

Bernadine - I would definitely recommend growing them. Things are well, just busy.

SM - I don't understand why my purple hulls were a complete bust this year.