The Pean is not some fancy new GM Hybrid, it's a very old legume brought to New Zealand by Dalmatian gardeners. It grows like a bean but has round white pea-shaped seeds in each pod. The seed came to us via a Banks Peninsula gardener who had been growing it for many years and passed it on to our Nelson neighbor Brian King.
We grew the Peans and heeded Brian's warning that they do like a bit of head room. They grow like a runner bean and have a lot of leaf. Under the leaves the pods are prolific. Eat them pod and all when young, shell them out as you would a green pea when they get a bit older or let them fully mature and dry them like a shell-out bean for use in baked beans and casseroles through winter. We have found the Pean to be a versatile
We have found the Pean to be a versatile veggie, very prolific and reliable. Price is per pack of 10 seeds.