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Information

Low-growing (approx. 45 cm), very hardy and early shelling pea with beautiful, dark green, approximately 7 cm long, well-filled pods. The shelling peas have a tasty, mealy consistency, but not as sweet as the marrow pea, although Meteor harvests much earlier. Can be sown very early and provides a great harvest. A portion contains about 60 seeds. 


 

Product number:9325
Scientific name:Pisum sativum var. sativum
Botanic family:The Bean Family - Fabaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:55
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–July
Sowing depth:3–4 cm
Plant spacing:5–8 cm
Row spacing:35–50 cm
Germination time:7–10 days
Height:45 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June–frost
Seeds/g:2–4 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Shelling peas are sown as soon as the soil is ready. They can withstand relatively low soil temperatures. Sow the peas about 3 cm deep, possibly a little deeper when sowing in summer because of the need for moisture. For the peas to have time to develop properly sow at the latest in June. 

If the peas are sown late in the season they can be harvested as mangetouts, before the seeds develop.

Spacing

Sow with a space of 5-8 cm between the plants and 35-50 cm between the rows. Peas can also be sown in double rows of 10-15 cm between the rows or scattered in broad bands. Tall and medium tall sorts need something to climb on.

Harvest

Shelling peas are picked and shelled when the pods are fully ripe but not overgrown.
Peas tolerate 1 degree or 2 of frost in autumn but easily become spotted and loose their crispness after a few nights of frost. All kinds of peas are eaten fresh, boiled or fried etc. They can also be dried, frozen or preserved.

If the peas are sown late in the season they can be harvested as mangetouts, before the seeds develop.

Seed

1 g contains about 5-6 seedsOne portion contains about 60 seeds and sows 3-5 metres. 900 g for 100 m.