Winged Pea Asparagus Pea

Botanical Name: Tetragonolobus purpurea

approx 50 seeds
Availability: In stock
NZD 6.05

Nutty, asparagus-flavoured pods - extremely popular in the Mediterranean and an expensive delicacy in Australia. This delicious, ornamental plant is so easy to grow and cook – try it sautéed, steamed, stir-fried, battered and deep-fried, or pickled. The scarlet flowers are a beautiful garnish. Pick pods when young before they become fibrous. Grows to approx 20-50cm high.

Product Specifications
How To Grow

In seed trays or direct where they are to grow in full sun.Sow seed 10mm (½in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist.Transplant into final growing position, spacing plants 25cm apart, after soil temperature reaches 20°C.

When To Plant Spring to Summer, Autumn in tropical areas.
When to Sow/Plant Spring
Soil Type compost

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Mediterranean Lemon Garlic Winged Peas

Mediterranean Lemon Garlic Winged Peas


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 500g winged beans, sliced cross section
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  1. Whisk together oil, juice, vinegar, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour half over the winged peas and toss to evenly coat.
  2. Pan fry over medium heat until crisp on the outside and tender in the center. Usually around 8 minutes.
  3. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and top with the feta and tomatoes. Serve with lemon wedges.