Uncle Alec’s Black Knight Sweet Pea. (Lathyrus odoratus) This unique selection of sweet pea was found in a cream can in the root cellar of my great Uncle Alec's house, who past away in the late 1970’s. My father thought it would be worthy of giving the peas a try that spring. As the story goes, approximately 100 peas were lined out and only 18 grew, but they were incredibly aromatic, dark-maroon coloured blooms that lasted most of the summer. We have been growing these for years now and have never been disappointed. This heirloom has dark burgundy-black flowers with a hint of ruby red variation.
90 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions:Pre-soak seeds overnight in warm water. Sow seeds 1/2 - 1 inch deep, 2 inches apart in row during late spring or when soil temperature is at least 10-15 degrees Celsius.
**CAUTION**Sweet Peas (all parts of the plant) can be toxic if consumed in large enough quantities. Caution around children and pets. Purchaser assumes all liability related to the use of this product.