They can also be called black peas or heritage peas. I have discovered them a few years ago and, as my motto it, try anything once, I grew them. Of course I forgot that the pigeons who frequent our site are a greedy lot, was late covering them and just managed to save a few pods. Things improved with time and this year I think the harvest was the best ever.
I decided to grow them in one of my net cages, they were protected from birds and I was able to support the row that grew beside the net. They are not heavy, they attach themselves to the net but are easily removable when dry. In a few words – I’m happy with the harvest.