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Pea 'Little Marvel'      

Pisum sativum

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Belonging to the Pisum genus (Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel'), Little Marvel is a variety of Pea. 'Little Marvel' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Ghost white. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Office Green and   Grade 1 Paint Green. Leaves appear approximately as a   India green and   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Little Marvel peas grow to about 30 inches. Very productive and sugary small pods. Tender and sweet when ripe.1

Dwarf or bush pea vine growing only 18 to 36 inches, needs no staking but a trellis will increase production. Fragrant white flowers precede the pea pods.

An excellent choice for container gardening. Bush type heirloom.

Little Marvel grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Little Marvel is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 70.0 cm (2.27 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Little Marvel 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 Little Marvel have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Little Marvel

  • Full Sun

  • High

Slugs and snails love pea plants and may eat them to the ground. Hand pick these pests off the ground in the early morning.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Little Marvel is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Little Marvel 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 Little Marvel from seed

Soak in water for 12 hours before planting.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.97 inches (7.62 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.99 inches (2.54 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Little Marvel

Loosen rich well-drained soil in a location that receives six to eight hours of full sunlight per day. Add compost or fertilizer before planting. Plant seeds directly outdoors in spring or fall when temperatures are cool.1

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

Harvesting Little Marvel

3" long pods w/ 6-8 peas.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Misspellings of Pea 'Little Marvel'

Little Marble

Other Names for Pea 'Little Marvel'

Marvel, Little Marvel Dwarf, Marvel of Montana, Montana Marvel

Latest Pea 'Little Marvel' Reviews

  • pulled out the plants. They have some fungus or something. Not producing much anymore and what they do produce, the chipmunks get.

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    HollyBee about growing Pea 'Little Marvel'
  • I’m going to let them go to seed now.

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    HollyBee about growing Pea 'Little Marvel'

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1 “Victory Seed Company (seed packet)”