Nothing can beat freshly picked peas! A pea's full flavor and freshness can only be experienced when you grow your own. Just make sure you use them quickly once picked, as they tend to lose some flavor if left sitting around. Some support is required when growing pea plants (unless growing a dwarf pea variety).
Our personal favorites and easiest to grow are the sugar snap varieties.
Start sowing peas in August to enjoy a fresh crop of peas over winter and early spring - some protection is required from frost so we recommend sowing and growing in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Peas can be sown and grown outside from early Spring to late Autumn a perfect crop with regular sowing that can provide a long growing season.