(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.

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Alaska Garden Pea

Alaska Garden Pea GP101

50-60 days. Very early; great for short season areas; good yields of delicious... Read More
Carouby De Maussane Snow Pea

Carouby De Maussane Snow Pea SN111

65 days. This time-honored variety produces some of the largest pods we’ve... Read More
De Grace Snow Pea

De Grace Snow Pea SN110

A lovely dwarf variety that was grown in America before 1836, and likely... Read More
Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers Garden Pea

Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers Garden Pea GP108

Stunning violet-blue pods are produced on lovely little bush plants that... Read More
Golden Sweet Snow Pea

Golden Sweet Snow Pea SN104

More than a novelty, this variety produces flat pods that are a beautiful,... Read More
Green Beauty Pea

Green Beauty Pea SN123

60 days. A magnificent purple-flowered snow pea. Medium-green pods are... Read More
Improved Maestro Garden Pea

Improved Maestro Garden Pea GP109

60 days. Heavy crops of 4-to 5-inch pods are produced on plants that seldom... Read More
Kelvedon Wonder Garden Pea

Kelvedon Wonder Garden Pea GP112

75 days. (also known as First Early) Super-early dwarf variety reaches... Read More
King Tut Purple Pea

King Tut Purple Pea GP114

A very rare and amazing garden pea! One of the most historical peas known,... Read More
Laxton's Progress No. 9 Garden Pea

Laxton's Progress No. 9 Garden Pea GP105

A popular heirloom pea for home gardeners. Large pods are produced on hardy,... Read More
Lincoln Garden Pea

Lincoln Garden Pea GP104

An old-time pea introduced in 1908. High-yielding and tasty, this pea does... Read More
Little Marvel Garden Pea

Little Marvel Garden Pea GP102

60 days. Vigorous bush plants, heavy yields and fine-flavored peas. A great... Read More
Magnolia Blossom Tendril Pea

Magnolia Blossom Tendril Pea SN122

70 days. An innovative hypertendril snap pea bred by Dr. Alan Kapular... Read More
Mammoth Melting Sugar Snow Pea

Mammoth Melting Sugar Snow Pea SN102

70 days. Large, sweet-flavored pods; tall, 4’ plants. Needs cool weather... Read More
Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea

Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea SN105

Large, thick, 4.5” pods are superbly tender and delicious. This is Jere’s... Read More
Spring Blush Tendril Pea

Spring Blush Tendril Pea SN121

70 days. Incredible new blushed green and purple podded snap pea. Flowers... Read More
Sugar Ann Snap Pea

Sugar Ann Snap Pea SN107

An early, edible-pod pea ideal for small gardens. Its short, bushy vines... Read More
Sugar Magnolia Tendril Pea

Sugar Magnolia Tendril Pea SN120

A marvelous innovation in sugar snap pea breeding from Dr. Alan Kapuler,... Read More
Sugar Snap Pea

Sugar Snap Pea SN106

This is the wonderfully sweet, edible-pod pea so popular with consumers... Read More
Tom Thumb Garden Pea

Tom Thumb Garden Pea GP110

50-55 days. Tom Thumb is absolutely the best pea variety for container... Read More
Wando Garden Pea

Wando Garden Pea GP103

This pea was introduced in 1943 and is a great pea for the South, being... Read More
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