Peas

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Farmer Girl
Location:
Iowa City, IA, United States
Date:
April 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Corrrection
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy & productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'd like to correct my previous post - when I plant the double row, the rows are only 6 INCHES apart, not 6'. Typo! Also, I plant fairly thickly. I used to use a tape measure and plant 1 seed per inch but found that it provided better production if I just dropped the seeds in a regular manner in the row approximately 1/2" apart or 2 seeds every 1". No seed gets a 100% germination rate and planting more thickly gives a better chance of a nice crop of plants. Using a multipurpose fertilizer like Osmocote also seems to make a major difference. I just scatter the Osmocote over the soil after I've dug the first row. Then I plant that row, dig the second 6" away, plant the second row & cover. This works the Osmocote in nicely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer girl
Location:
Iowa City, IA, United States
Date:
April 24, 2017
          5.0
 
These are great peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, terrific growers

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have grown these peas my entire life, and I am now retired on my family's heritage farm and still growing them. I learned over the past several seasons (one can always learn & improve!) that these peas are pretty forgiving. My practice is to plant them in a double row (2 rows side by side not more than 6' apart) so they provide support to each other, mulch them well with lawn clippings and to fertilize once when I plant with Osmocote. Support is essential for airflow & ease of maintenance & harvest so I use corn tunnels (heavy wire things that are about 18" wide and 2' long). I set them over the double row & because they are open, they provide excellent support for both the plants & for me when I have to reach to grab a particularly elusive pod. Using these techniques, my Little Marvels usually grow straight up through the corn tunnels and reach 4' high! I get plenty of tasty, tender peas for eating & freezing with two 40' double rows. Recommend highly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JVAK
Location:
Greater NYC area, NY, United States
Date:
January 1, 2017
          5.0
 
Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, Early.

What are the cons? Very small plants.

Review:

Came up quickly in late spring. Kids loved picking and eating straight from the plant. Plants were very small but did need support. Didn't get many peas. Should have grown more plants. Was my first time with peas. They didn't need as much space in between as I gave. Next time I will plant about 2 inches apart.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DG
Location:
Albany, NY, United States
Date:
September 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Plant them and forget them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Virtually maintenance free

What are the cons? None

Review:

Although these are more of a vine and not a bush, these are great plants that produce a moderate amount of pods and are virtually maintenance free. Plant them, put in some sticks or a trellis and let them grow. They tend to grow very slowly at first then rocket up and start flowering within a month or so. I'm growing these in a raised bed and I was able to get two crops of these this year. The peas themselves are tasty, freeze well, and are easy to cook. The majority of the pods have 4 or 5 peas inside them but I have found some with 8. These are a great choice If you don't have a lot of space.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LDE
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
September 7, 2015
          5.0
 
Truly a Marvel. Loved
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of delicious peas

What are the cons? Benefitted from Staking

Review:

These peas were really a marvel. They went into the ground later than they should have, germinated fairly well, then produced WELL into July. I ended up pulling them all out in July because the Mexican Bean Beetles were getting to them. The peas barely seemed to notice, but I'm in a community garden so they had to go. They really would benefit from staking just for more airflow, ease of harvesting, and to keep pests off them. 10/10 will plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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