Seeds: Pea, Franchi, Gigante Svizzero Sugar Pea
Also called Carouby and Taccola Gigante, this is a climbing pea Mangiatutto ("Eat it all" - Edible pod pea). A real gourmet treat. Old French variety. Flat, slightly curved pods which are incredibly sweet. Classified as a snow pea, but not at all like Chinese snow peas. Matures in 65- 70 days. Pick when the peas have just started to swell for best taste. Very long harvest period and they hold better than snow peas.