We bought a packet of Tall Telephone Peas from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and planted them in the garden in early spring. The pea plants have indeed grown tall like telephone poles. But when we tried to make a call with one, nothing happened. So it doesn't appear these telephone peas work. We are somewhat disappointed.
Seriously though, we have been harvesting peas like crazy. Peas have made it into nearly every meal, and have been especially enjoyed in soups and salads. We've also been eating them fresh by the handful. Along the way, we have also blanched about 8 bags of peas and put them in the freezer for enjoying later in the year.
There is nothing quite like sweet, yummy peas fresh from the garden.