Garden or English Peas
Pisum sativum var sativum

English or garden peas are frost hardy, thrive and like to be planted in cool weather (55 to 60°F) They can become bitter with heat. Therefore, plant outdoors in full sun, in early spring for an early summer harvest or mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Plant the seeds 1½ inches deep spacing them at a rate of one to two seeds every two inches. Space the rows 2½ feet apart.

Since it is common to prune dormant trees about the same time that you plant peas in the spring, it is a tradition to use branches, stuck into the ground along your pea row, as support for climbing peas. You can also use other items for support - lattice, netting, twine, field fencing - but "pea brush" is by far the simplest.

As a rule, smooth seeded varieties are more starchy and used for soups while wrinkled seeded varieties are sweeter and generally eaten fresh.

Each packet contains one ounce or approximately 90 to 125 seeds.
(One ounce will generally plant at least a 10-foot row.)

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Alaska Pea
Used for canning or freezing, or dry (in 80 days) for soups.
$2.35
Badger Garden Pea
An improved canning variety that is disease resistant.
$2.35
Blue Podded Pea (Blauwschokkers)
Heirloom soup pea with bi-colored flowers and deep bluish-purple pods.
$2.75
Early Frosty Garden Pea
A good home garden and fresh market variety good for fresh eating or freezing.
$2.35
Early Perfection 326 Garden Pea
A good table variety that holds it color well when processing.
$2.35
Green Arrow Pea
Excellent flavor, disease resistance, ideal for shelling.
$2.35
Laxton's Progress Number 9 Pea
Tasty, sweet, large, peas.
$2.35
Lincoln Pea
Pods are easy to shell. Resists wilt and is tolerant of heat.
$2.35
Little Marvel Garden Pea
Compact plants, very productive, hardy, luscious and sugary.
$2.35
Thomas Laxton Pea
Peas are bright green, excellent quality, and high in sugar content.
$2.35
Wando Garden Pea
Sturdy, up to 30 inches, high yielding, seven or more seeds per pod.
$2.35
 

Composition (per 100 grams edible product)

 
Cooked green peas
Cooked dry peas

Water

81.5 grams

70 grams

Calories

71

115

Fat

0.4 gram

0.3 gram

Protein

5.4 grams

8.0 grams

Vitamin A

540 units

40 units

Vitamin C

20 mg

Fiber

2.0 grams

0.4 gram

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