Monday Blooms

Do you remember last Friday, when I said that I could see the pea buds way down in the center of the pea shoots? You may have thought I was crazy, but the first pea blossoms have made their appearance!

Purple Pea BloomThis purple pea blossom is from the ‘Dwarf Grey Sugar Pea’ row. This variety tends to have a purpleish tinge to the foliage, and also purple flowers.

White Pea BloomThe more traditional white pea blossoms are on the ‘Feisty’ peas. If you’ve never tried them (and are willing to sacrifice a few pea pods), pea blooms are edible! They taste just like a fresh pea, and they are a beautiful addition to salads.

Grapes in bloomThe grapes are also starting to bloom. The vines are covered with grape buds, and a few of them are starting to open.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 18, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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