Also known as Blauwschokkers Pea, this is a rare versatile beautiful heirloom / heritage vegetable developed in Holland by Franciscan Capucin monks in the 1500s, produce good yields of succulent, bright green peas in deep purple pods. Highly ornamental, produces lovely purple-blue pods and pink and magenta flowers. The young pods can be eaten like snow peas, later as snap peas, and then the dried peas make great mashed peas or soup. This variety has little or no problem with frosts, the plants grow tall so will need strong support. These peas could be mistaken for an ornamental if you grow them in your borders - the beautiful purple pink flowers can rival any sweet pea. But the real beauty of Blauwschokkers is the seed pods - they are dark purple in color, so you’ll never miss harvesting a pod again!
Other: Ancient heirloom, Ezetha's Krombek Blauschok, Purple Podded Pea, Blue Pod Capucijner Pea, Dutch heirloom vegetable, Blaushokker