50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Improved Alaska) (Pisum sativum) 55-61 days. A terrific variety, very early and highly prolific! The Maestro Garden Pea produces 4-4½” pods packed with 9-12 dark-green, medium-sized peas. This variety has a buttery delicious flavor, and are known to be tender and sweet. Highest sweetness when picked before full maturity. Excellent fresh or frozen, easy shelling by hand. Pods stand out on 24-30 in. plants, making it easy to see them at harvest time. Long-lasting growth allows for multiple pickings. A hardy and widely adapted variety. Maestro a great choice for regions where other peas do not grow well. Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew, Pea Enation Mosaic Virus, Bean Yellow Mosaic, and Common Wilt.
Planting Instructions for Maestro Pea Seeds
Maestro Peas are a cool weather crop, that like well drained soil and plenty of organic matter to assist with moisture retention. Direct sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Peas as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Plant Maestro pea seeds in full sun, 1-1½” deep, 1 – 2″ apart, in rows 18-24″ apart. Pea seeds should germinate in 6-14 days at 45-75°F. No need to thin plants. Provide a trellis or other support for climbing varieties. Heirloom / Open Pollinated Bush Pea varieties usually do fine with a short trellis or planting in a block so Pea plants support each other. Harvest Maestro Shelling Peas when pods are full and plump and peas are tender; Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snap Peas when the pods start filling out but are not yet fully mature; and Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snow Peas when pods are approx. 3″ long and still flat, before seeds start to fill out.
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