Peas

All seeds are organically grown, and certified organic unless indicated otherwise. 60 seeds per packet.

Shelling:

Early Freezer – 58 days. Heavy producer of fresh tender sweet peas. Cool season vigour with superb heat tolerance. Very healthy on 18-24” vines. Great for freezing.


Early Frosty  [Certified Organic] 60 days – Early Frosty is an old heirloom that thrives in colder climates & early spring plantings with outstanding quality & sweetness. Short 3’ vines can be trellised or planted in a single row. Holds well after picking. Superior variety for freezing. Note: while this seed is organically produced it has not been certified this year. 60 seeds per packet.


Homesteader [Certified Organic] 68 days. Old English heirloom, first offered in US in 1908.  Sweet, tender, buttery tasting, medium sized pods have 8-9 peas. Vines up to 3’ do not need to be trellised. Slender curved pods with heaviest production in mid-July. Loves cool rainy weather.  Note: while this seed is organically produced it has not been certified this year. 60 seeds per packet.


Iona  [Certified Organic] 64 days. Developed for the French pea market which prefers “petit pois” – small, sweet tender peas. Iona has longer 3” pods, is heat tolerant & disease resistant, plus yields 2 -3 times more pods. Plants are 24-28” tall, but easiest to pick if on trellis. Note: while this seed is organically produced it has not been certified this year. 60 seeds per packet.


Stanhope – 54 days. Prolific producer of 3.5” pods, 2 pods per node with 7-10 peas per pod. Continues producing from early spring into early summer on strong, dark vines.


Tall Telephone – 75 days, 88 days dry. Also called Alderman, an 1891 introduction which has remained the best of the tall pea varieties. Enormous crops of high-quality large peas on 5’ plus vines.

Tom Thumb    [Certified Organic] 50-55 days. Pre 1880. This very rare dwarf shelling pea grows to only 8”, making it great for containers & window boxes. It is tasty, prolific, drought-tolerant & cold hardy. Note: while this seed is organically produced it has not been certified this year. 60 seeds per packet.

Snap

Cascadia  [Certified Organic] 68 days. Very sweet, round plump pods that withstand heat. Plant to mature in summer, after early plantings. 3” medium green pods on 24-28” vines that don’t need to be trellised.  60 seeds per packet.


Sugar Lace – 68 days. Compact semi-leafless 30” vine produces sweet & crunchy edible pods with exceptional flavour. Stringless pods are 3 ½” with 2 pods per node for easy harvest. Good for spring or fall


Sugaree Sugar Snap – Sugar snaps are real candy & very few of these will make it out of the garden!               6’ vines need trellising.                      

Snow:    

Calvert [Certified Organic] 55 days fresh, 90 dry. French heirloom is a very fine 6’ climbing edible pod pea with large 4-5” pods, tender from beginning to end of season. Dual purpose – delicious fresh or dried.   60 seeds per packet.


Green Beauty  [Certified Organic] 60 days.  Beautiful purple-flowering huge 7-8’ plants, covered with large sweet light green pods, that never get tough even when over-ripe…real show stoppers! Very prolific. 60 seeds per packet.


Schweizer Riesen (Swiss Giant)   [Certified Organic] – 55 days. Old Swiss heirloom of large sweet tender tasty snow peas. Very long season on vigorous, sturdy 7-8’ vines producing beautiful purple/pink bicolour blossoms.  60 seeds per packet.