(Pisum sativum) Whether grown for green peas, or for edible pods, garden peas are all grown the same way. They should be planted in earliest spring or even in late winter, as soon as soil can be worked. They require a very mellow soil, as the roots are shallow and not especially vigorous. Plant about 1” deep. Most types require support—a trellis, fence, etc. (Bush types are really short vines, and will support each other when planted fairly close together.) The trick is to get them going early enough to take a crop before late spring weather turns really warm, as heat shuts the plants down. Pick edible podded types frequently, as they are best before the pods become tough.
A must-have main season variety Snap Pea with heavy yields of juicy, thick-walled pods. Bucketloads of plump pods with tiny, distinctively delicious peas on 3' tall vines. Multiple disease resistances allow for spring and late season plantings. Spring or fall crop · 3" pods (Pisum sativum). Days to maturity: 60 days.
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Powdery Mildew, Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
Green Arrow has a long, slender dark green 4" pod with 9-11 sweet and tender peas. Pods are in pairs which makes picking easy. Good yielder, ideal for shelling, freezing, and eating fresh. Maturity 68 Days
Laxton's Progress #9 English Shell Pea. A leading garden pea with short vines and plump pods that hold dark-green peas of excellent quality. Small 15-20” plants produce heavy yields of long pods with up to nine peas per pod (hence the name). An improvement over the original Laxton’s Progress with a high resistance to wilt. Compact plants • 4-5” pods. (Pisum sativum). Maturity 60 days.
Little Crunch is a delicious new snap pea developed especially for growing in containers. These versatile and ornamental 24-30 inch vines grow quickly and reward you with lots of chubby, crunchy-sweet pods that make scrumptious, fresh-from-the-vine snacks and fast stirfries. Train the little vines up short supports and they’re even easier to pick. Great for growing with kids who love to eat them snapped fresh off the vine.
This highly productive, 5-8 foot tall vining snap pea has eye-catching bicolored purple blossoms that really shine in the garden. These pretty flowers are soon followed by an abundance of well filled, crunchy-sweet, plump pods. Keep the succulent pods picked (they are delicious right off the vine) and the vines will keep producing pods over a long harvest season. Sow again mid to late summer for fall harvest. Magnolia Blossom vines easily twine up any vertical supports making it quick and easy t..
Mammoth Melting Snow Pea. 65 days. Heirloom. Vigorous vines reach 2 m. and are loaded with exceptionally sweet and tender edible pods. The pods hold well on the vines allowing for an extended picking season. Sow a second crop in July for a fall harvest.
Suggar Daddy Snap Pea is a high yielding bush vines that load up early with double pods of plump, nutty-sweet peas at each plant node. Hard to resist eating right on the spot in the garden! Maturity 68 Days
Plump crisp pods filled with sweet round peas make a great snack, served fresh with dip, or add them to garden salads, stir-fries and soups. Plant extra for snacking in the garden. Grow climbing 5' vines on poles or a trellis. When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperatures must be above 40° F. Maturity 70 Days
How To Grow
Peas are a cool weather crop and ca..