Pods are born in pairs, which makes picking easy. Heavy yields and superb flavour. For successive crops, plant at 2 to 3-week intervals until mid-spring. Peas are a valuable source of vitamin C, A and fibre. Provide support for best results. Excellent for freezing.
Direct seed 1 to 2 cm deep when earth can be worked. 7-10 day to germinate.
Well-drained soil and mulch to assist in cooler roots and weed control. Important tip: When planting your peas avoid planting near garlic as it will inhibit the growth of vining legumes.
Peas are an ancient crop that originated somewhere between the western part of Asia and Eastern Europe. Stone age relics were unearthed in Switzerland that suggests peas were a food source 6,000 years ago. In more recent history it was Thomas Andrew Knight who is credited for the progress of the pea as an edible vegetable in the 1800's.
|Colour:||Green Arrow Peas|
|Temperature (C):||10 - 20|
|Site:||Full Sun or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||65 - 70|
|Spread (cm):||3 - 5|