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 varietyIt 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.
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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.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hurst Greenshaft about 35 days before your last frost date.
Hurst Green Shaft
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.
Amarylis about growing Pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'