'Alaska' is a Pea variety in the Pisum genus with a scientific name of Pisum sativum. 'Alaska' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.
This variety was introduced in 1881 in England by pea breeder Thomas Laxton. A cross of ‘Ringleader’ and ‘Little Gem’, it became the parent of many subsequent varieties. It grows to 3 feet (1 meter) tall. Pods have 5-8 peas in them.
This variety is not noted for being sweet and is a garden pea — which means the pod is not edible.An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Alaska is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.55 metres (5.04 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.
United Kingdom is believed to be where Alaska originates from.
Alaska Pea is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alaska have been kindly provided by our members.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Alaska about 35 days before your last frost date.
Ready to harvest in 50-60 days.This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.
Early Alaska, Alaska Bush, Alaska Early Bush