This heirloom has been loved for over 2 centuries.
Earliest pea of all, producing its brave pink and purple flowers and 2-3" pods when the weather is still cold.
The pods are bite-size so you don't have to break them up or struggle with them on the plate.
Short 2 1/2 ft vines are terrific in containers,even hanging baskets.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pisum sativum
Best to plant in succession. Peas are hardy but cannot take heat, so plant as early as the soil can be worked. Planted 4" apart into non-acid, moist, well drained soil. Assure adequate calcium, phosphorous, and potash-wood ashes in furrow are good in moderation. Soak seeds before planting & preferably inoculate. Vines may be clipped for salads or cooking once they are 12" high-clip short growing tips as they resprout and start to lengthen. Pick all ripe peas so more will form.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 8-10/Harvest 12/Yield 25-106 (shelled); 4-24 dry/Spacing 3" bush, 4" pole
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : tolerates winter cold and easy to grow