Who owns sweet peas?

Who owns sweet peas?

Who owns sweet peas?

Michael and Dorte McBride opened at 453 No. Santa Cruz Ave. in 1998. The business started out as a catering company 10 years before opening the Los Gatos cafe.

What are the best sweet peas to buy?

The best scented sweet peas

  • Lathyrus ‘Albutt Blue’
  • Lathyrus ‘America’
  • Lathyrus ‘Matucana’
  • Lathyrus ‘Erewhon’
  • Lathyrus ‘Karen Louise’
  • Lathyrus ‘Janet Scott’
  • Lathyrus ‘Black Knight’
  • Lathyrus ‘Bramdean’

Where can sweet peas be found?

The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands….

Sweet pea
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: L. odoratus
Binomial name

What are sweet peas known for?

Quintessentially English. As well as their flowers and scent, our sweet peas are known for their long, straight stems. This is in part thanks to the climate of our flower farm near Chichester in West Sussex, where the cool, sunny conditions allow the plants to grow slowly, producing their elegant, long stems.

Which sweet pea has the strongest scent?

Said to be the most powerfully scented sweet pea available, ‘Matucana’ has small, but powerfully scented bi-coloured flowers.

How many varieties of sweet pea are there?

Sweet peas have 110 species and belong to the pea-flower subfamily of the Fabaceae family.

How toxic are sweet peas?

Sweet Pea Toxicity The seeds of sweet peas are mildly poisonous, containing lathyrogens that, if ingested, in large quantities can cause a condition called Lathyrus. Symptoms of Lathyrus are paralysis, labored breathing, and convulsions.

How long do sweet peas take to grow?

Sweetpea Flower Times Annual sweet peas are grown from seeds at the beginning of each growing season. After germination, the seedlings develop into bushy plants before producing buds and flowers. The time between planting seeds and flowering is generally three to four months.

Why do farmers grow sweet peas?

The pea is grown as a field crop for the production of grain for stock-feeding and for the manufacture of “split peas” for culinary use, for canning in the factories, for forage and green-manuring and to supply the seed trade.

How many varieties of sweet peas are there?

The Lathyrus genus consists of more than 150 species. Some favorites include Lathyrus odoratus (the only one to be scented) and Lathyrus latifolius (the unscented perennial sweet pea).

Do sweet peas have a perfume?

Antique cream flowers with the most superb fragrance make this one of our favourite scented sweet peas.