Peas and Peanuts

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

Shelling:

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.


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.

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.

Peanut

Valencia Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) [Certified Organic]  These hardy red skinned peanuts are easy & fun to grow. An attractive low-lying garden plant. Start indoors & transplant outside when the soil is warm. Needs 110 frost free days.  4 in shell in each packet.