We first grew this variety of early pea, when we were living in the Midwest. They were planted in the full, hot sun of Missouri and the vines got quite tall. Just as they were beginning to bloom and set fruit, we had the worst aphid invasion I've ever seen. We ended up losing the vines to those critters, but not before seeing a TON of blooms. Since moving to the Blue Ridge mountains, we have started growing these again. Still learning our garden spot and soil, we've discovered that although an "early pea" this variety loves the sun. In previous years here, we planted in a part shade area. This didn't give the vines enough sun to be strong enough to climb like they needed to. We still got a lot of amazingly tasty peas, though. This year, we've planted them in a full sun area and I have no doubt, Mother Nature notwithstanding, that these vines will climb and bear quite well. I hated green peas until I tasted these. Now, I can't get enough of them!! Oh, and those aphids? We have them here in the mountains, too. I plant cilantro in with the peas now, and haven't seen a single aphid since I started doing that! PLUS, I get cilantro!!!
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Mary McDermott from Southwest Virginia.