Purple Mangetout

My Mangetout is flowering. Actually, I had totally forgotten that it’s a purple variety until I saw the first flowers this morning. They really are amazing. And I love the way that you can see all the viens on the petals of the purple varieties.

When the pods form they have a unique dusty aubergine colour that is deep and seductive. And the taste is just as fresh and crunchy as regular Mangetout. And I must remember to sow some more before the Spring is through.

6 Responses to “Purple Mangetout”

  1. Leaon 03 Jun 2012 at 10:25 am

    They are so pretty!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea’s Menagerie

  2. Lauraon 03 Jun 2012 at 10:34 am

    Ooh, they’re gorgeous. What are they called, must remember grow them next year. :)

  3. Tanya @ Lovely Greenson 03 Jun 2012 at 10:45 am

    They’re gorgeous! I’m growing purpled podded French beans this year and hope my own blossoms are the same colour as yours. Fingers crossed!

  4. Garethon 03 Jun 2012 at 11:27 am

    The flowers look great on the mangetout. Nothing beats growing your own vegetables.

  5. Malc Mollarton 04 Jun 2012 at 9:09 am

    You could grow those in decorative borders instead of sweet peas, as they have such good flowers.

  6. Emmaon 05 Jun 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Oooh, they look lovely. I have sown some purple mange tout but they are only about 5cm high at the moment. I hope they turn out as pretty as your ones :-)