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Pea 'Green Arrow'   

Pisum sativum

  • 80 plantings
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  • 2 wanted
  • 70 stashed

Belonging to the Pisum genus (Pisum sativum 'Green Arrow'), Green Arrow is a variety of Pea. 'Green Arrow' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Kelly green.

Heirloom shelling pea. Has 4 1/2 to 5 inch long slim pods, each stuffed with 8 to 11 petite, deep-green, flavorful peas. 67 DTM. 24 to 28 inches tall. An English main crop (shelling) variety. Standard home & market variety. Pods are sometimes borne in doubles. Heavy, reliable production. 1

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Green Arrow is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.55 metres (5.04 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United Kingdom is believed to be where Green Arrow originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Green Arrow Pea is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Green Arrow

  • Partial Sun

  • Very High

Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Green Arrow is thought of as half hardy, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Green Arrow in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 6.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Green Arrow from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.97 inches (7.62 cm) between Pea plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Green Arrow

As Green Arrow is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Green Arrow

Pea Green Arrow Etymology

Heirloom garden shelling pea from England, preserved by heirloomers for its excellent gourmet flavor.

Misspellings of Pea 'Green Arrow'

Arrow Green

Other Names for Pea 'Green Arrow'

Green Shaft

Latest Pea 'Green Arrow' Reviews

  • I had no luck growing these seeds direct sown into the garden so I dug up seeds that weren’t rotted and I sowed one of them again in a peat pot. It is doing good now. Will harden on 9/22/14.

    3 stars

    amccrerrand about growing Green Arrow Shell Pea
  • pulled out the plants. They have some fungus or something. Not producing much anymore and what they do produce, the chipmunks get.

    0 stars

    HollyBee about growing Pea 'Green Arrow'

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