Harvesting Peas – Wando at 9 Weeks

(Last Updated On: July 8, 2010)

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Nine weeks after planting my wando peas, they were ready to begin harvesting. At this point, there were only a few pods that were fully ripe. If you look towards the center of the picture (click on it to enlarge) you will see some pods that are round. Those peas are ready to be picked. If you look further back you will see the sun shinning on some peas that are too immature to harvest. Your goal is to pick the peas when they are just plump. If you wait too long, the sugars will convert to starch. I recommend that people pick a few and find what they like. These peas are so sweet and tender that they can even be eaten right off the vine. My 2 year old daughter loves them that way.