(Blauwschokker kapucijner) This is actually a pretty cool pea. Not only does the intense purple color turns heads but it also has many uses. The deep purple will turn to green when cooked but looks great plated raw. We use these as they have traditionally been used as a soup pea. Wait until they are almost bursting through the pod and dried down. They are especially loved during the New Years festivities as part of special soup for the Dutch. It is said the name Kapucijner is named after the capuchin monks whose robes were also of the same color. This is earlier than golden sweet snow pea for us.
Packet: 50 seeds
Grown Invincible Summer Farms, Southold, NY