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PLS 560

PLS 560

Product Description:

60 days. A top-notch sheller with lots of delicious peas and tons of tendrils. Great production of 3 ½ inch long, plump pods that contain 9–12 dark green, very tasty peas means less shelling and more peas! Robust, strong-stemmed, bush-habited plants don't require trellising. Determinate fruit set makes this an ideal choice for canning or freezing. HR: F 1–2, PM. IR: DM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Vickie K.
Beautiful blue green foliage made easy picking green pods.

The pods contained full square peas. Nice size, color and flavor. Easy to spot in the blue green foilage. Tendrils grabbed each other plants to help them stand up. I will plant again. Did so much better than Canoe or Lincoln.

100% germination

I have just started these peas for this year's crop. So far I have had 100% germination and am using an inoculant. The 1"� starts are vibrant and strong and will go in the ground today.

Mary L.B.
Very Prolific

PLS-560 produced a great crop of fully pea-ed pods; also delicious. My garden has morning sun, shade mid day and more sun in the late afternoon. The plants were strong - I did provide support with both a trellis and some bamboo stakes. Very happy with the results.

My new favorite pea

I grew these for the first time last year and was really pleased with the results. They outperformed my maetsro and canoe peas and tasted great (although the others also produced very well). I like variety so I'm planting those three varieties again this year. I'm surprised Pls 560 didn't germinate well for the other reviewer. I'm wondering if inoculant was used. . .

Soil Temp for Germ 45–75°F
Seed Depth 1–1 ½"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Thin Plants to N/A
Row Spacing 18–24"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce ≈ 90–165
Seed Life 2 years

Pisum sativum Peas nourish our bodies with phytonutrients and, surprisingly, with omega-3 fatty acids. A hard-working crop, they improve the soil, fixing nitrogen that will feed future crops. Especially easy to grow in cool seasons. Snap peas have edible pods that are sweetest as the pods fatten up. High in vitamin C and niacin, they are most nutritious when fresh and briefly cooked. For the best nutrition and flavor, grow your own crops. Snap peas are the most productive of all the types of peas. Some snap peas develop strings that are easily removed by peeling them back as the pods are harvested.

Days to maturity are calculated from the date of direct seeding. Note: In areas with mild winters such as the maritime Northwest where peas can be planted in February, add 35-40 days.

• Peas are a hardy cool-season crop that can be grown in a variety of soil types
• Side dress plants with 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and 1/2 cup bone meal per 10 row feet
• Climbing varieties should be trellised
• Most bush-type vines can be supported on a short trellis or allowed to grow as a mound
• Environmental stress, such as prolonged hot weather or lack of moisture, will reduce yields
• Extend your harvest through multiple sowings

Direct Sowing
• Peas may be sown as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring
• Cool temperatures lead to slow and erratic germination
• Sow peas in July for a fall crop
• In mild climates you can overwinter

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Pea aphid
• Insect control: Pyrethrin should be applied at seedling stage if leaf scalloping is observed
• Common diseases: Fusarium wilt (also called pea root rot), powdery and downy mildews, and pea enation mosaic virus (more common in Northwest and Northeast areas)
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For snap and shelling peas, start checking for maturity as soon as the pods begin to swell
• Harvest frequently to keep plants producing
• If left on the vine too long, the peas become starchy and the pods become tough
• Store at 36°F and 95% humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AF | Ascochyta
DM | Downy Mildew
E | Enation Mosaic Virus
F* | Fusarium Wilt
PEMV | Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
PLR | Pea Leaf Roll Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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