• Early Perfection Pea Seeds
    67 Days - Open Pollinated- All Natural Non GMO
    Heavy yields - Fine Flavor!

    One of the best pea you can find for canning and freezing. 30 Inch vines produce an abundance of 3 inch pods full of plump sweet delicious peas. Good enough to eat right off the vine or freeze. Holds well after harvest. Disease resistant. Perfect for short season cool climates.

    Tender and sweet, they can be served fresh and are perfect when added to salads. Cook in stir fry or steam early pods for a delectable side dish. Pick shelling peas when the pods are full, before the peas have a chance to harden. Edible pods are harvested before any peas can be felt in them. Can be grown in containers.

    Peas are a cool-season crop, easy to grow and very quick to harvest. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring -1 to 2 weeks before last frost date. Direct-sow 1 to 2 inches apart and about 1 inche deep. S Peas can be planted in spring and fall in warmer climates.


    USES:
    They can be used fresh, canned or frozen, Stir fry with young pods

    Fun Facts:

    1. There are three main types of garden peas: Southern, edible-podded and English garden peas like this one
    2. The earliest cultivated pea dates to around 9750 BC and was found in Spirit Cave on the Thai-Burma border
    3. Early peas have also been discovered in upper Egypt around 3800 BC to 3600 BC, some of which were discovered in Egyptian tombs
    4. The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams
    5. Pea leaves are considered a delicacy in China
    6. In the mid-19th century Austrian scientist Gregor Mendel observed the pea pod leading him to create his principle of Mendelian genetics, the foundation of modern genetics
    7. The word pea is believed to come from the Latin pisum which came from the Greek pison
    8. In Early English pea is called pease This was shortened to pea later due to people incorrectly confusing the 'se' ending in pease as a plural


    Sowing instructions:
    Sow seed in spring as soon as you can work the soil - as early as late March or early April depending on how quickly the soil warms and dries. Use raised beds if your soil is slow to drain.

    Plant seeds 1 to 2 inches deep, 1 to 4 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Or sow about 1 inch apart for square foot gardens, (about 25 seeds per foot). Shallow planting is best when soils are cool and wet. Plant deeper if soil is dry. Do not thin.

    Garden Hints:

    Intercrop peas with fast-growing cool-season crops such as spinach or radishes. After final harvest, follow with late squash plantings or fall-harvested cool-season crops such as broccoli, leeks or potatoes.

    Do not use high-nitrogen fertilizers. Too much nitrogen will result in lush foliage but poor flowering and fruiting

    For the biggest yields grow plants in raised composted beds. Water regularly.

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    100 Seeds Early Perfection Sweet Shelling Pea- Heirloom-Natural Vegetable Seed

    $4.89Price