Snow Pea

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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Description

(Pisum sativum var. saccharatum)

A crisp, sweet tasting pea that is popular in Asian food. It is one of the earliest known cultivated plants dating to 10,000 years BC. In French it is called Mangetout – meaning; eat-all.

Flavours/Food Partners

Snow peas are flat and thin and are meant to be eaten whole. They have a crisp, crunchy and slightly sweet flavour. Garlic, coriander, onion, tomato, carrots and lettuce all partner well with snow peas and don’t forget mint.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and are a good source of Vitamin B6, A, C, as well as folate, potassium and iron. A cup of cooked snow peas contains only 32 calories. Can be eaten raw in salads or cooked whole or stir fried for Asian dishes. Add to almost any meat or fish dish to for a sweet crunchy taste. Due to high levels of iron and vitamin C they are thought to benefit the immune system.

Landscaping/Planting

Snow Peas prefer a well limed free draining soil in full sun to part shade. They will climb so a trellis or frame will be needed.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Remove unused pods to extend production. After harvesting dig the roots through the soil to boost nitrogen levels. Regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed will keep the plant healthy and producing well.

Herb Attributes

Position PART TO FULL SUN, LIGHT FROST
Height 1.5M
Width 60CM