Iona Shelling Petite Pea Seeds

This packet sows up to 18 feet.
4.4 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A French variety also known as petit pois, meaning "baby peas", 'Iona' pods are half the size of regular peas, but rich in sweet pea flavor. A productive plant that often produces three dark green pods per node. Short vines to 28" do not require support. Disease resistant to powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt race 1, 2, and bean leaf roll 2.
$2.49 20 grams (~110 seeds)

Botanical Name: Pisum sativum

Days to Maturity: 68 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 26"–28" tall

Variety Information: 3" dark green pods containing half-size, sweet, flavorful peas. 'Iona' is a shelling type, petite pea with resistance to powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt race 1 and race 2, and bean leaf roll 2.

Type: Shelling pea

Attributes: Disease Resistant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Not required.

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 the pods with the other; vines are fragile.

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Iona Shelling Petite Pea Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

These are great!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 15, 2020
Love these! So much better than the regular large peas. Buy them every year!
Michelle Terry from ME

Loved Them!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 31, 2021
First time growing peas. Tried them as a fall crop, but will grow in the Spring this year. Very sweet and tender. They were even good uncooked. Can't wait for this year's crop!
Lisa Thompson from KY

Iona pea

5 out of 5 stars Sep 29, 2021
Fast to ship and excellent germination and quality as always! Starting to flower 6 weeks after planting and I can't wait to try their flavor!
Dori from TX

No peas

2 out of 5 stars Nov 27, 2021
I didn't have any luck making petit pois this season. Germination was slow and the peas didn't have much vitality. Might try a different variety next season.
Sidney from CO
Owner Response: Hi Sidney, We are always here to help, just shoot us an email. Germination and growth are driven by environmental factors like soil temperature, moisture, and daylength. If you tried these this fall, we recommend adding at least 2 weeks to the days to maturity to accommodate for short days and cool nights.

Best pea's ever!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 26, 2022
I only grow these for my shelling variety. They are beyond delicious-so sweet and yummy. Plants are easy to manage too.
Andrea from NJ

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