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Tom Thumb Garden Pea (75 seeds) (GP110) $3.00

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Tom Thumb Garden Pea

         
 
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50-55 days. Tom Thumb is absolutely the best pea variety for container planting! Reaching only 8 to 9 inches in height, it’s grown mainly as a shelling type, but the pods are also sweet, tender and delicious when harvested very young. This variety excels when tucked into small spaces around the garden, and for cold frame production very early or very late in the season. This unusual heirloom originated in England and was first introduced in the US by Landreth Seeds, Philadelphia, in 1854. Even more frost tolerant than most other pea varieties, and, naturally, it requires no staking!
 
Tom Thumb Garden Pea
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

57.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Belseth
Location:
Apache Junction, AZ, United States
Date:
February 5, 2017
          1.0
 
Poor results
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? produces early

What are the cons? Died after they got 2" tall

Review:

This is the first pea variety to give me real trouble. The germination rate I'd call fair at best. The ones that did seemed healthy enough but stalled after they hit an inch or two. I actually had a 2" plant produce a pod....then it died. I've got some more germinating now and I plan to not let them flower this time and see if that helps. They definitely need extra care based on my experience. The young plants seem sensitive to cold and are really sensitive to dry soil. I started them out in solo cups so maybe more soil would help? I have plenty of seed left so I'll keep trying things until I come up with a process for them. Based on my experience I wouldn't call this a beginners variety since I've grown peas for years without major problems. They remind me of snow peas the way they grow and those can be fussy but nothing like this. I'm using Ocean Forest potting soil which is really high grade so it shouldn't be the soil unless it's too rich. Maybe they need more acid soil? We'll see.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
rkyrocrat
Location:
sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
June 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Fun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast easy fun

What are the cons? none

Review:

we did these for fun and they delivered. Ever pea planted sprouted, Theyre as described, short. We did get peas on every sprout but they were a bit hard and most had 1-2 peas in the pod. The greens were tatsy as well. All in all I think these are fun for the kids or a small spot for filler and some greens. We gave the rest to my sister for her class and her students loved growing these in the classroom. If I order them again theyll go straight to her. They are fun but growing for food not the best.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tiguma
Location:
Cedar City, UT, United States
Date:
April 13, 2016
          3.0
 
Eh...just ok
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Cute, high germination

What are the cons? Flavor, productivity

Review:

I grew these in super large pots. I had 100% germination and very healthy, cute little plants that matured very quickly. They bloomed big time and all have produced at least 2 pods....but each contained only 1 pea per pod, they are hard and taste is lack luster to say the least. They also started dying quickly after flowering. Overall, I am not impressed. I have very limited garden space that can't be taken up with plants that don't produce well and don't taste good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
noVi Venture
Location:
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
Date:
March 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Adorable Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Quick to produce

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

These were such a fast producer for me. 45-50 days in Southern California, started in mid-January. We harvested our first batch young and threw the whole pods in a salad. They were bursting with fresh pea flavor! Yummy & tender. They also have glorious little white flowers. Such a sweet sight in the garden. I just started my seeds in a corner of a Smart Pot Big Bag Bed. They did great!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NSteff
Location:
Goodlettsville, TN, United States
Date:
February 16, 2016
          1.0
 
Not impressed
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Nothing

What are the cons? Did very poorly

Review:

I tried these in pots and all the seeds germinated but the plants never got more than a couple inches tall. I fought the slugs and the slugs won. I only had one plant produce one pod and it was too hard to eat. I have more seeds so I'll try again. Hopefully I'll have better luck this time.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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