Pea Shelling Progress #9 Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pea Shelling Progress #9 Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pisum sativum

Item #3010

58 days. Remember when you were a kid how fun it was to pop open a pod and eat the peas? Relive the memories and enjoy the wonderful taste of Progress #9. Each 5" pod has 7 to 9 plump peas. A heavy producer, also called Laxton’s Progress #9. (Thomas Laxton was a renowned 19th Century strawberry breeder.)

This packet sows one 10-foot row.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2"

Row Spacing:
18"

Thinning:
Do not thin


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperatures must be above 40°F. in USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 - 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Shelling peas should be harvested when the pods are plump, about 3 weeks after flowering. Peas that are too mature are tough, and will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest regularly when pods are at their peak. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick pod with the other to avoid breaking the brittle vines.

Artist: Pat Fostvedt



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