Peas

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SP
Location:
Zone 8A, GA, United States
Date:
April 13, 2017
          5.0
 
Great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? slow to mature

Review:

More like 90 days from planting to the start of harvest, but if you can exercise some patience you will be rewarded with numerous, beautiful blooms and lots of juicy peas. I can't believe how juicy they are. I'm hoping to freeze a few freezer bags full of these. Great little snap pea!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ed
Location:
Mesa, AZ, United States
Date:
April 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Excellent Arizona winter crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Never fails in winter frost

What are the cons? Long time till harvest

Review:

I plant these in Mesa, AZ at the end of summer and grow them out all fall and winter long. We typically get 2 or 3 days of frost that kills most plants, but not Cascadia. It just keeps on growing, never had a crop failure with these. Once the winter frost risks have passed, I fertilize with Epsom Salt (MgSO4), which triggers massive numbers of blooms. By the beginning of Spring, I'm harvesting massive loads of delicious peas for myself, friends, and family every week. Plants keep on producing while temperatures stay below 90F or I miss a few pods that go to seed, then the plant dries up and dies. It takes such a long time from planting to harvest that I get a little impatient with these plants. This last year I found out you can eat the tender young shoots these plants put out while you're waiting around for peas. Tastes great in a salad, and didn't seem to reduce my final peas harvest at all. Had my biggest harvest ever this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LDE
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
January 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Better than Little Marvel
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste!

What are the cons? None really.

Review:

Planted these hoping at the end of August hoping for a fall harvest; high temps and lack of rain/adequate water meant only a few made it in my community garden. That being said, the ones that did were absolutely delicious. Big pods on small plants just bursting with sweet peas that were a welcome addition to salads. Those that made it out of the garden didn't last in the kitchen for long. I will be planting these instead of the Little Marvel next year for the superior flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ArtsiAnnie
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
December 15, 2015
          5.0
 
Cascadia Pea
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Dependable

What are the cons? They do require staking

Review:

These are my favorite reliable snap pea. I have grown them 3-4 years now and they are sweet, productive, and have a long season here in Kentucky. I don't know why the descriptions say they don't require staking. I have purchased them from several different catalogs, and they always require a short trellis. I have a lot of disease in my heavy clay soil. Although I grow in raised beds or straw bales now, I still find that these are much more successful if kept off the ground with a bamboo and twine which also helps when spraying for insects (which are prolific here). My favorite pea for early spring planting. We eat them raw in the garden and I've had them peek up out of the late spring snow at me just fine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
cosmr
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
July 1, 2015
          5.0
 
Great for first time gardener
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, delicious

What are the cons? needs support

Review:

This is my first year gardening with mixed success. These peas were one of the first things I've harvested and they are delicious. You can eat them in the pod whenever or let them really plump up in the pod and shell them. I soaked them until they sprouted before planting them. One complaint I have is that they really should be staked, I had them in a bed with horizontal netting for my corn and a few of the plants got a lot bigger than the others and took over most of the space, they did get around 3 feet tall, some a little higher. I think if I'd had some vertical support system, either stakes or trellising, more of my plants would have grown larger. However I am getting plenty of peas from the larger plants I have and am happy to have something to show my first year of gardening. I planted these on 4/1 and first peas were picked 6/18 and they're still growing with no sign of slowing. I would definitely recommend this as a first timer crop.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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