Planted: 2 March
All sprouted: 9 March
First flower: 1 April
First fruit: 3 April
Harvested: 6 May
Peas can be sown as soon as the soil can be prepared in the spring. Sow seeds 1/4 to 1 inch deep with 3 inches between seeds in rows 2 feet (24 inches) apart. Climbing peas will need support. Double rows can be planted on each side of a trellis. Peas thrive in cool weather.
This group of peas, Tom Thumb, refers to extreme dwarf plant habits, of which many strains of Tom Thumb peas have existed in the past. We think this pea from the 1800s still has great value today for gardeners as the best dwarf pea for pot culture. Perfect for indoor or outdoor table centerpieces, great for your guests to snack on! Plants are able to withstand hard frosts, reportedly down to 20ÂºF. Good for cold-frame production, or plant them along the edges of pots or containers. A great-tasting little piece of the past that’s available today.
50-55 days to maturity.
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