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Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'

Pisum sativum

  • 22 plantings
  • 3 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 19 stashed

Hurst Greenshaft is part of the Pisum genus and is a Pea variety. Its scientific name is Pisum sativum 'Hurst Greenshaft'.

Hurst Green Shaft is reliably produces heavy crops with a superb sweet flavour. It is resistant to both mildew and fusarium wilt and recommended for deep freezing and exhibition.

The dark green pods are about 11cm long and carry from 9 to 11 delicious, sweetly flavoured peas. Borne in pairs, the pods tend to be produced mainly on the top half of the bush.

Hurst Green Shaft is a second early / maincrop, wrinkle seeded variety

It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Hurst Greenshaft is known for growing to a height of approximately 70.0 cm (2.27 feet).

Hurst Greenshaft Pea is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hurst Greenshaft have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hurst Greenshaft

  • Partial Sun

  • Very High

Water well after sowing and then leave them – except in very dry weather – until they flower when a good soak will aid good pod formation.

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Hurst Greenshaft is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Hurst Greenshaft requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 - 6.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Hurst Greenshaft from seed

Look to ensure a distance 2.97 inches (7.62 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hurst Greenshaft about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hurst Greenshaft

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hurst Greenshaft is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Hurst Greenshaft

Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.

Hurst Greenshaft folklore & trivia

RHS Award of Garden Merit Awarded a RHS AGM in 1993, this was reconfirmed in 2005 with another AGM. A key indicator that this variety of pea is worth growing in your garden. Recommended by N.A.I.B Hurst Green Shaft has been trialled and tested and is recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

Other Names for Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'

Hurst Green Shaft

Latest Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft' Reviews

  • I sowed this Pea very late in the growing season here, towards the end of June. I’ve now been able to harvest the first of the pods from both Gerry’s allotment & mine. Plot 12A. Now ready to harvest.

    3 stars

    Amarylis about growing Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'
  • Good variety that produces lots of pods with 8 or more peas under normal conditions. Easy to grow and maintain, but did get powdery mildew towards the end. Definitely grow again and recommend.

    5 stars

    Russell_G about growing Pea

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