50 Seeds per pack
(Pisum sativum) 52-57 days. A very early variety, developed for commercial freezing. The Spring Garden Pea sets 5-7 pods each plant, with 3 in. pods bearing 6-8 medium-sized peas. Dark-green, wrinkled peas are of excellent quality. Plants are fast growing and reach about 18-22″. Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt (Race 1).
Planting Instructions for Spring Pea Seeds
Spring 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 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 Heirloom / Open Pollinated 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.