Shell Pea Collection
A selection of our best pea varieties to ensure that you have a continuous supply of delicious, tender peas through the summer. This collection contains 3 pkgs, one 125g package each of Misty, Sabre and Dalvay Shell Peas in either Treated or Untreated seed.
Misty: Fast picking 2nd early. Plump pods filled with high quality sweet peas. Misty really stood out as a fast picker in the trials. The pods are held out from the compact plants making quick work of harvesting. High yields with 6-8 peas per pod, double pods on 20-24" plants. Matures in 56 days. Resistant to fusarium 1.
Sabre: A great performer in our trials year after year. Sabre was bred especially as a fresh market pea and produces long pods with 8-10 delicious peas in each. Earlier than Green Arrow, but the pods are just as long. Ideal for market gardeners and home gardeners. 20-24 inches in height with resistance to fusarium wilt, root rot and powdery mildew. Matures in 68 days.
Dalvay: Long pods and fast to pick. Extra long pods are filled with at least 10 uniform peas packed full of sweet flavour. Held upright on a strong stem makes for a fast and easy harvest. With two pods per node, you'll be pleased with this variety that matures in 63 days.
As peas prefer cool growing conditions and will tolerate light frosts, they may be planted as soon as the ground can be worked and will germinate in a wide range of soil temperatures (4-24 degrees C). Sow seed 1 to 11⁄2 inches deep, 1-2 inches apart in double rows spaced 3-6 inches apart with 24 inches between the next double row. All peas, including dwarf types, are natural climbers; more productive, and not as susceptible to rot, if given some support or planted along a fence or trellis. Seed is offered in both treated and untreated; if using untreated seed, avoid planting in cold, wet, poorly aerated soils, as you risk losing the seed to rot.
Full sun to partial shade with soil pH of 6.0-7.0. Light feeders require a well-drained, rich and sandy soil. Work organic matter, including rotted manure or compost into the soil for best results. An application of garden inoculant, either to the soil or to the seeds themselves before planting, can be very beneficial. Even soil moisture is essential especially during flowering and pod set. Use mulch to conserve moisture and keep weeds down.
Harvest when pods are young and tender. Pick regularly to promote continued production.
Pests & Diseases:
Prevent root rot and other plant diseases by regular crop rotation.
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Sowing Rate: Approx. 125g is required to seed a 30-35 foot row. Seed 100-150 feet per acre.