Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.
Nutty, asparagus-flavoured pods. Extremely popular in Asia and an expensive delicacy in UK oriental supermarkets, but this delicious, ornamental plant is so easy to grow! Origin: China. Perfect combination of asparagus and peas. Tastes like: Fresh asparagus & garden peas. Latin Name: Lotus tetragonolobus. Now here’s a plant that really lives up to its name, perfectly combining the flavour of garden peas and fresh asparagus into its tiny, curiously-shaped pea pods. Frilly round the edges and divided up into four little ‘wings’, the peas are enormously popular throughout the whole of Southern Asia and they are probably the most attractive vegetable crop that you can grow. Little trailing branches which radiate out from a central point, give the whole plant a snowflake-like appearance when viewed from above, ending in pretty, rusty red flowers. Delicious, ornamental and easy-to-grow this plant really is the perfect horticultural multi-tasker. Sow: April-May. Harvest: July-August.