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B. Copping

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Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« on: 2019-08-08, 10:18:39 AM »
And so it is, gardening friends, that I am looking for information on this variety.

I have it growing in the Seed Library’s garden; I’d like to find a descriptor list for comparison/quality control purposes.
My attempts to find this type of information on the OSSI website were futile.

Could someone kindly point me in the right direction?
TIA.

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #1 on: 2019-08-08, 12:32:34 PM »
Its not much.  Perhaps Greg "Templeton" can shed more light.

https://osseeds.org/seeds/

Crop: Snow Pea
Latin name: Pisum sativum
Plant Breeder: Greg Muller, Useful Seeds, Bendigo, Australia
Date Pledged: 5/25/2016

Bred for Organic Systems

Joni’s Taxi is a snow pea with large, yellow, low fibre pods. This variety was derived from a cross between a purple flowered snowpea, probably Yakumo, with the yellow podded snow pea distributed in Australia as Golden Podded. In addition to the obtaining the desired pod characteristics, a happy coincidence was the emergence of long pedicels that hold the pods out from the plant to facilitate harvest.

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #2 on: 2019-08-28, 10:10:49 AM »
Thanks.

I *really* hate playing “Whack-a-Mole” on websites.
The three ‘click’ rule applies, and the search feature is not much help.

Unfortunately, the link you give above goes here:

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #3 on: 2019-08-28, 11:58:03 AM »
Thanks.

I *really* hate playing “Whack-a-Mole” on websites.
The three ‘click’ rule applies, and the search feature is not much help.

Unfortunately, the link you give above goes here:

Yeah,  that's where the odd listing shows up underneath all that text (slowly on my computer)  and seems to be working on my phone. Though not sure if it is flash based or not.  If it is try it in a chrome browser (although chrome said they supposedly would be finally dropping flash support soon). In either case I find it be confusing and buggy (and needs something to point out that it will load at the bottom at the very least). If it flash based I recommend the website maintainer to abandon an outdated technology.



http://www.usefulseeds.com/product/jonis-taxi-yellow-snowpea/

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #4 on: 2019-08-28, 04:49:26 PM »
Edit: OSSI site needs javascript enabled, but doesn’t tell you this.
Some griping and whining deleted. :)
« Last Edit: 2019-09-02, 12:26:16 PM by B. Copping »

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #5 on: 2019-08-28, 04:53:37 PM »
And some eye-candy to offset my griping:

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #6 on: 2019-08-28, 05:08:40 PM »
Yes,  that is a shame. To the maintainer(s) of the OSSI main website it seems the tool to lookup varieties does not work on all browsers and is slow to load on others. Worth looking into!

As for the main topic, there is this on the pea database that I started,  but alas it has no more info. Since it is a relatively new variety more photos would be helpful.

https://openwetware.org/wiki/Pea_Database_Collaboration_Project/Joni%27s_Taxi

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #7 on: 2019-08-28, 05:21:04 PM »
Grumble, grumble...had to turn on Javascipt.
(But still no info on this variety)

Eye-candy offset for grumbling:
« Last Edit: 2019-09-02, 12:23:35 PM by B. Copping »

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #8 on: 2019-08-29, 05:12:53 AM »
I have some of this variety growing, and will post pictures of flowers /pods if the darn sparrows will leave them alone long enough to flower.  Thought I had them covered but they are striped to stalks again today.

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #9 on: 2019-08-29, 09:53:12 AM »
Lovely big pods! Any comments on it's culinary qualities?

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #10 on: 2019-08-29, 09:56:29 AM »
Plants only 3 to 4 inches high.  First year growing them

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #11 on: 2019-08-31, 10:05:26 AM »
Lovely big pods! Any comments on it's culinary qualities?

I don’t normally taste test from the Seed Library garden, but you provided me with an excellent opportunity for a taste evaluation. :D

I sampled two very young pods (flat pod stage, 2” max.), and two with maturing seeds.
I couldn’t locate any at what I consider the best point of maturity: seeds half to three-quarters mature.

Flat pod: tender, good flavour for pod at this stage.
Mature: crisp juicy pods that are sweet! Not stringy. (Yum!)
Over mature pod: pods are still sweet, which compensates for the peas being on the starchy side. The peas at this stage are better tasting to me than a shelling variety that has been on the vine too long. (Still yum!)

I gave some seed of this variety to another gardener in the community garden.
She likes it, and has been asking me questions about how to save seed.

(I’ve loaned her my copy of “Seed to Seed”. If that gets an enthusiastic response, the next book will be “How to Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties”)

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #12 on: 2019-08-31, 10:14:29 AM »
I have some of this variety growing, and will post pictures of flowers /pods if the darn sparrows will leave them alone long enough to flower.  Thought I had them covered but they are striped to stalks again today.

Interesting that sparrows are a problem for you.
Thankfully that hasn’t been a problem for me. That said...

I’ve had my upper part of my plantings mowed by groundhogs twice now.

I place the top half of an old bunny/ rat cage over the planting, to protect the young plants.
Normally I open the top, and use it as additional trellis, but didn’t get to it in time this year.
Old bird cages can be useful in the garden, and they have convenient access doors. :)

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Re: Pea ‘Joni’s Taxi’
« Reply #13 on: 2019-09-01, 05:34:43 AM »
Interesting that sparrows are a problem for you.
Thankfully that hasn’t been a problem for me. That said...

Sparrows have been a problem here most years I grow peas.  They got them real early then I put some cages over them and they were growing very well, then the little blighters got through the cages one day when I was not here.  Have bird netting ready to go around them.   

Shall be building a permanent netted area just for peas shortly