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Popping Peapod Wine!

As is the end of the pea season, we are busy drying and popping open our surplus peas ready for sowing next year. We like peas for the simple fact that they grow really quickly and offer a fine harvest, however, one of the drawbacks is that you need a huge quantity of pea plants to produce a high yield. If you wanted to grow enough peas to feed a family for a year, an allotment the size of two rugby pitches would be required! Still, we have had enough peas for a few decent meals.

One of my guilty pleasures of growing peas is the waste produced! That’s right, when I see peapods upon a plant I not only see the peas, but, I see a fine glass of peapod wine in my hand.

I make my own home brewed wine, and pea pod is a fantastic tipple!

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paigea wrote on July 19, 2014, 5:56 PM

I wonder if I want to tell my husband about pea pod wine. He makes a variety of wine as well.

jamarse wrote on July 19, 2014, 6:44 PM

We have two gallons of Pea Pod and Mint wine fermenting away nest to the sofa, and also two gallons of . . . wait for it . . . Mincemeat wine! Three kg of mincemeat, sugar, lemons, and raisins fermenting away ;) I made and tried it a few years ago, tasty enough for me to be brave enough to re-make it!

bestwriter wrote on July 20, 2014, 2:33 AM

Wow! . I make wine from cashes, grapes, cherries. Cherries grow profusely here - the tar kind.

jamarse wrote on July 20, 2014, 3:22 AM

Ohh I best cherry wine is so tasty! I would love to make some, but I am sure the cherries would not have the chance as the Mrs would eat them all!

gidget wrote on July 20, 2014, 6:24 PM

Peapod wine! I wonder what that tastes like?

jamarse wrote on July 20, 2014, 6:26 PM

I wonder also. . . It is still fermenting away, and I have had a few sneaky sips- tests! It is very sweat and tasty!!!

gidget wrote on July 20, 2014, 7:23 PM

You did mean sweet, right? And not sweat? ;)

jamarse wrote on July 21, 2014, 3:24 AM

Indeed I did - the sneaky sips had become of me!

Ruby3881 wrote on August 12, 2014, 5:11 AM

What kind of wine do they produce?

I've had the most wonderful dandelion wine, which friends made with plenty of citrus in it. And I hear grapefruit (one of my favourite fruits) makes a lovely sparkling wine. My friends who make fruit wines in Ontario have a lovely cranberry wine. So, yes, I'd be open to a pea pod wine :)