(Pisum sativum) Whether grown for green
peas, or for edible pods, garden peas are all
grown the same way. They should be planted in
earliest spring or even in late winter, as soon as
soil can be worked. They require a very mellow
soil, as the roots are shallow and not especially
vigorous. Plant about 1” deep. Most types
require support—a trellis, fence, etc. (Bush
types are really short vines, and will support
each other when planted fairly close together.)
The trick is to get them going early enough to
take a crop before late spring weather turns
really warm, as heat shuts the plants down.
Pick edible podded types frequently, as they are
best before the pods become tough.
A popular heirloom pea for home gardeners. Large pods are produced on hardy,...
The so called Wild Gourmet Pea of Umbria is actually known by the fancy...
Pigeon Peas are an essential food in many parts of the world. Here in...
A lovely dwarf variety that was grown in America before 1836, and likely...
50-55 days--Tom Thumb is absolutely the best pea variety for container...
A beautiful and ornamental pea that produces lovely purple-blue pods that...
60 days. The pods are plump, fleshy and very tender when harvested young....
More than a novelty, this variety produces flat pods that are a beautiful,...
60 days. Heavy crops of 4-to 5-inch pods are produced on plants that seldom...
70 days. Large, sweet-flavored pods; 4' tall plants. Needs cool weather...
65 days. A snap pea with unusually thick-walled pods. Pods are at their...
A delicious French snow pea that pre-dates 1860! Wonderful, gourmet flavored,...
Long vines reach up to 6 feet with support, and large pods yield 8-10 peas...
50-60 days. Very early; great for short season areas; good yields of delicious...
Stunning violet-blue pods are produced on lovely little bush plants that...
NEW - 65 days--This time-honored variety produces some of the largest pods...
This pea was introduced in 1943 and is a great pea for the South, being...
An old-time pea introduced in 1908. High-yielding and tasty, this pea does...
60 days. Vigorous bush plants, heavy yields and fine-flavored peas. A great...
An early, edible-pod pea ideal for small gardens. Its short, bushy vines...
Large, thick, 4-5" pods are superbly tender and delicious. This is my favorite...
This is the wonderfully sweet, edible-pod pea so popular with consumers...