Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Pea - Telephone

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Pea – Telephone

The Telephone Pea has long been the traditional climbing pea, released in 1878. A prolific climbing pea with large pods, suitable for eating fresh, cooked or for drying. Regular picking will increase the yield.

Season – autumn to early spring; Sow 2cm deep; Plant spacing at 5-8cm apart; Sow rows at 50 cm apart; Germination period between 9 - 13 days; Soil temperatures between 8˚C and 24˚C; Harvest time approx. 9-11 weeks; Pick pods every day to increase yield.

Peas will grow in a wide range of soil types, preferring to follow leafy crops in a planting rotation. Lime and fertilize soil before planting. Climbing peas will need support when growing and require tying in the early stages before tendrils develop and begin clinging to the support. 

Seed quantity - 40