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    Whilst searching for piccys of Carlin pea for Seahorse I found the following descriptions.......

    Golden Edible Pod ($3.00)
    Unusual yellow pods that are good eaten young, either fresh or stir-fried. Wonderful soup pea. Pink flowers that turn bluish. Usually to 6 feet or more.

    King Tut Soup Pea ($3.00)
    Robust climber with fragrant pink and purple blossoms followed by vibrant purple pods. Excellent soup pea.

    Ukrainian Soup pea ($3.00)
    Extremely prolific yellow soup pea. 6 ft or more.

    Carlin ($3.00)
    Round, golden brown soup pea from England traditionally eaten at Easter Sunday. Fine flavour. Dates back to Elizabethan England.

    What are soup peas, how do they grow and when do you harvest?
    Last edited by smallblueplanet; 04-04-2008, 05:50 PM.
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    I understood it to mean that they're best dried and used in soups and casseroles over the winter. I think sowing/harvesting is much as any other.

    I want some of them there King Tut peas now!
    Last edited by Seahorse; 04-04-2008, 06:21 PM.
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    • #3
      Carlin peas resemble sheep droppings i.e. sheeps carlins.

      My Gran used to cook them at Easter (peas that was!) and they do stink a bit. Seem to remember they used to be put on at the local bar at Easter for free where they were served hot with lashings of vinegar added to them!
      That's probably why I like vinegar on peas!
      My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
      to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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      • #4
        My Mum & Dad always do Carlin Sunday, I know it's sometime around Easter, and always followed by F@rting Monday
        Jane,
        keen but (slightly less) clueless
        http://janesvegpatch.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Can you do 'Carlin Sunday' with fresh peas or does it have to be dried ones? Do they taste more like a bean than a sweet pea?
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          And a heaven in a wild flower

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          • #6
            Originally posted by smallblueplanet View Post
            Can you do 'Carlin Sunday' with fresh peas or does it have to be dried ones? Do they taste more like a bean than a sweet pea?
            They certainly aint sweet, especially with vinegar on. I think the stink and colour of carlins are reminicent of broad beans?:........somewhat! They do have that well known JA effect as well!
            Last edited by Snadger; 04-04-2008, 08:26 PM.
            My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
            to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

            Diversify & prosper


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            • #7
              Hi all, I found this site. It may be of interest to you (or not)
              Climbing Peas (Pisum sativum) Seeds (Heirloom, Heritage and Organic)
              "He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart"

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              • #8
                Ah yes, thats the site I found the 'soup pea' info on.
                To see a world in a grain of sand
                And a heaven in a wild flower

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                • #9
                  The really aggravating thing about all this is that if you google Soup Pea you just get pea soup recipes!
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                  • #10
                    Lol! Thats not sooo bad Flum. Try putting the variety name in too, the extra info often knocks back the recipes and such, at least for a few pages of results.
                    To see a world in a grain of sand
                    And a heaven in a wild flower

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