Wando Shelling Pea Seeds


This packet sows up to 14 feet.
4 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Introduced in 1943, 'Wando' is a cross between 'Laxton's Progress' (an English heirloom) and 'Perfection' (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea cultivars. Sturdy, 24"-30" plants with 7-9 medium-sized peas in each pod. Sow in early spring and again in midsummer. In mild climates, it can even be sown in fall for winter harvest.
$2.49 25 grams (~80 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: 24"–30" tall

Variety Information: Numerous 3"–3½" pods with 7–9 medium-size peas in each.

Type: Shelling pea

Attributes: Heat Tolerant

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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Wando Shelling Pea Seeds Reviews

5 reviews


5 out of 5 stars May 29, 2020
This was my first year to grow peas. I live in Arkansas and we tend to have hot summers, so I picked the Wando variety because it said they can handle the higher temps better than other varieties. So, FYI--I try my best to square foot garden, so I packed these guys into a 4x4 spot (most of one packet). Almost all of it germinated and BOOM they were growing. They grew up to 6 feet, but I didn't plan for 6ft, I only planned for 4 feet, so they outgrew my trellis!! THEN we had a major storm come through and so the top half (that had outgrew the trellis) fell over. But, good gravy, that didn't stop them. They are still growing over themselves and producing a LOT of peas! They are really tasty! I've easy harvested 7-8 cups of peas (after shelling) and we are still harvesting daily. My 9 year old who I have to "make a deal" with to eat his veggies on his plate most days, goes out on his own to pick these peas and eat them on the spot. It's a miracle! I 100% recommend these Wando peas.
Summer P. from AR
Owner Response: Hi Summer, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. Wowza is right! Thank you for letting us know these peas are getting tall. We've passed on this information to our quality control team so they can look into it.

Wando Peas

5 out of 5 stars Jan 22, 2021
Vines grew 8 feet tall. Peas are delicious.
Irene Hanson from TX
Owner Response: Hi Irene, Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you liked the peas but they should not be this tall. A customer service agent will be contacting you.

Wando Shelling Peas!

4 out of 5 stars Jul 18, 2021
These peas are delicious and did very well in my garden! I planted in late January, and they started producing in mid-April. I did have issues with aphids, but the plants were big enough at that point they didn't suffer too much before the ladybugs showed up to help. When I cut these down in mid-late May, they'd reached over 6 ft tall, had powdery mildew and were still producing, though it'd slowed down a bit. I think they would've continued producing well for a few more weeks if I'd been more proactive in treating the PM. Overall Wando is a tasty pea and produced well for me in spite of a few difficulties.
Kayla from AL

Wando peas

1 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
Meh. Poor growth and pod development. Not even a serving size portion.
Keri from CO
Owner Response: Hi Keri, You may want to perform a soil test unless these were grown in warm weather where they will not perform well (see growing temps recommended on the seed packet). These are a customer favorite. We sure hope you will try again.


5 out of 5 stars Dec 24, 2021
I grew these spring and fall, a nice reliable shelling pea with good flavor.
Lynne from IL

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