Pea Shelling Petite Iona Seeds

Pea Shelling Petite Iona Seeds

Pisum sativum

Item #0303

68 Days. A French variety also known as petit pois, meaning "baby peas", Iona 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. Pick in the early morning for best flavor. Does not require support. Disease resistant to powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt race 1 and race 2, and bean leaf roll 2.

This packet sows up to 19 ft.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2" (yes, 2")

Row Spacing:
18"

Thinning:
Not required


When to sow outside:RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperature must be above 40°F, ideally 60°– 80°F. In mild climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Soil temperature should not exceed 85°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing; this is not required, but may hasten germination.

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, as the vines are brittle.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt



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