Please don't be offended by my nickname 'Mortality' As to its history it was the name of a character I played in an online game called 'Everquest' The character 'Mortality Rate' was a female Dark Elf Necromancer, the name seemed apt at the time and has been used alot by me over the years.
I have a cross between Blue Pod Capucijner and Burpee's Super Snappy that was F1 this year. I harvested about 100 seed from 2 crossed plants. The F1 plants were interesting because the pods had some blue/red and the hulls were thicker than normal but not as thick as a snap pea. I'll grow them out next year and hopefully will be able to find a blue podded snap pea.
Blue in the pods is to be expected in the F1, as blue pods are dominant over green. The thickening is interesting, as that doesn't usually show up until the F2 ... unless perhaps it's caused by hybrid vigour.
You'll almost certainly get some blue snaps next year, though some of them will have inherited the gristly fibre layer from the Capucijner. But as the fibreless pod genes and the snap gene are all recessive, once you find one with the right type it should breed true thereafter. You'll just be weeding out a few green ones in the F3.
Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on May 30, 2011 23:01:33 GMT -5
I've never grown the variety known as the parsley pea, although i would love to sometime in the future. but i did just request some seeds from a few seed banks that may be the source for them. The are listed as having a trait where the tendrils have been converted into leaves or leaflets. And from the reading i've been doing, it seems that Alan Kapuler bred one of these types of peas with another pea and discovered the hyper-tendril trait that sounds awesome. If your pea is indeed from a Kapuler variety, then i will assume that this plant received the genetics for leaves instead of regular tendrils or hyper-tendrils.
Post by 12540dumont on Jun 1, 2011 13:41:13 GMT -5
Well I dug out the seed envelope (I don't throw them away...I fill them full of clean clay-type cat litter and use them for desiccant). And guess what? It says all tendril types. Thanks for letting me know what it's called. Holly