Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Jan 11, 2020 23:02:29 GMT -5
I second Sugar Magnolia a try. Probably the best tasting commercial purple podded variety. And it does have hyper tendrils. That is why my red snap line has them now, sugar magnolia was the purple parent variety. Bicolor purple flowers, yes. A keeper.
Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Mar 29, 2020 5:55:47 GMT -5
For those of you who haven't migrated to the OSSI forum, I'll post my update over here too.
I just planted all my red podded peas "Rebsie style" in some root trainers. I'm proceeding with my plan to cull those that don't have hyper-tendrils, which is why I am starting them all in root trainers as the hyper-tendril trait is very apparent even in the early seedling stage.
Then I can proceed with plan #2 and cross them with Midnight Snow for an improved red-podded pea in the F2 generation.
Yeah. As they stand now they have really good red color. But they have no flavor. If i can get the color AND the flavor I'll be set. And if i can get hyper-tendrils (aka: semi-leafless) along the way then that is a bonus!
i think the first planting of peas i put in will survive. the lowest temperature in the forecast was last night and that was only down to about 27F and the peas are just now coming through the ground/sprouting so perhaps i dodged the worst of it and timed this planting just right. one more night in the high 20s and then back up towards warmer temperatures. i'm not sure we'll avoid any future frosts, but at least the trend is improving with each day...