Tuberous Sweetpea Lathyrus tuberosus

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Botanical Name:

Lathyrus tuberosus







Common Name:

Tuberous Sweetpea

3-4 feet
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  • Lathyrus tuberosus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Lathyrus tuberosus, also known as the tuberous pea, tuberous vetchling, earthnut pea, or aardaker, is a small, climbing perennial plant, native in moist temperate parts of Europe and Western Asia. The plant is a trailer or weak climber, supported by tendrils, growing to 1.2 m tall.
* Lathyrus tuberosus is a perennial plant with edible tubers 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) long attached to its roots. more...
* Lathyrus tuberosus is native to Europe and parts of western Asia. Its typical habitat is rough grassy places, broad-leaved woodland, forest margins, hedgerows and banks. more...
* The root is eaten cooked or raw. Sweet and starchy, it is delicious when baked with a flavour that is somewhat like a sweet potato. Taste trials consistently place this root very highly, it is certainly one of our favourites. Unfortunately, yields are rather low and so the plant is only worthwhile growing as a taste treat, not as a staple crop. more...
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