This pea variety grows best in cool weather. Young pea plants tolerate considerable cold, even light frost. Shelled out fresh peas have a sweet, delicate flavor. May be frozen or canned.
Heirloom Pea Seed Planting Information:
- Planting depth: 3/4-1"
- Seed spacing: 1-1.5"
- Spacing between rows: 2.5-3'
- Days to germination: 7-15
- Spacing after thinning: Do not thin
- Days to maturity: 55-70
When And Where To Plant:
Select a sunny location and plant in very early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food and organic matter. Continue planting at 2 week intervals until mid-spring. Plant again in late summer for late fall crop. Firm soil over seed.
Care And Harvesting:
Provide support for tall growing varieties. Water by soaking soil to reduce danger of disease. Pick when seeds have enlarged in the pod, while still bright green. Hold vine while picking to avoid tearing.
A good source of minerals, Niacin, and Vitamins A, B1, B2, and C.