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He Lan Dou (H Ln Du) Good 604, Edible Podded Peas
H Ln Du Good 604, Edible Podded Peas
He Lan Dou (H Ln Du) Good 604, Edible Podded Peas
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'Hé Ln Du Good 604' Snow Peas
60 to 65 days The plants are cold tolerant, vigorous and very productive, and grow three to four feet tall.  Can be sown for both spring and fall season harvests.  They will benefit from some support as it keeps the developing pods off of the ground and makes picking easier.

[Tip: Here on the farm, orchard pruning time closely coincides with pea planting time.  This means there there is always ample material for pea support.  We simply poke twigs into the ground along the pea row and they grow up through them.]

The flowers are quite beautiful.  The pods are crispy, sweet, tender and harvested just as peas begin to develop when they are two to two and a half inches long.  For the maximum productivity, keep the pods picked.  They are excellent fresh as a garnish in a tossed salad, lightly steamed, or in a favorite stir fry recipe.

We do not know a lot about this variety.  On a trip in 2010, we were walking past a small neighborhood grocery market that happened to have a display rack of seed packets in front on the sidewalk.  A beautiful glossy packet caught my eye and it looked like it was an ornamental sweet pea.  I picked up the few packs that they had and though the shop keeper spoke very little English, we were able to determine that "hé ln du" translates from Chinese as "snow pea" or "edible podded pea."  Our source seed was from the Yangchun Chuncheng Yimin Vegetable Seed Store.

Each 0.5 ounce is approximately 75 seeds and generally enough to plant at least a ten foot row.
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