Pea shoots are sweet, crisp, crunchy, and taste delicious, like young snow peas.
Germination is enhanced by presoaking for up to 24 hours. Grow at high density and harvest at about 5cm, or cut higher in the stem to grow on.
The shoots give an exotic touch to salads, cooked dishes and meats. They contain protein, carbohydrate and vitamin C, vitamin B1, iron, niacin, magnesium and zinc.
Perhaps the birds know this too - they love them! I planted mine well inside the greenhouse - use cloche cover protection if they are outdoors. Fuji Feathers is my favourite and it’s intriguing, with less leaf and long, fine, feathered green tendrils, even on young seedlings. It’s quick-growing and fun for kids.