Sunday, August 23, 2009

Zipper Peas/Cream Crowder Peas Part III

The zipper peas are starting to flower! At every joint there are a cluster of flowers.
The flower itself never really opens like a green pea or a bean flower. These are a beautiful, creamy, yellow mustard colored flower that stays closed until it falls from the stem.
Here's what we've been waiting for, sports fans. The very first start to what will hopefully be zipper pea heaven. Of course, I don't have many plants in the ground, so there will never be a 'bountiful' harvest, but I'm hoping for a couple of handfuls.
Maybe I should send some to Granny to grow for me and ship back. She'd get over 100 pounds easy just by standing there giving them stink-eye. ;) We all saw what she did to that pepper, didn't we?
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.


  1. Granny certainly has the magic touch and the magic climate too. Then gets to winter in the desert, lucky lady for sure! Can't wait to see your zipper pea harvest.

  2. You're so funny ;-)

    Those are sweet Granny smiles that make the garden stink eye here, girl.

  3. I know what it's like to think -- just a little! Just a little more! Good luck.