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57 days. Minimize the wait for fresh, sweet shelling peas with this extra-early variety. Vigorous plants reach 4 feet tall and produce bountiful harvests of 2 ½–3 ¼ inch attractive pods with 5–8 small, smooth-skinned, fat peas each. Start harvesting early and keep picking to have continuous fresh peas. Allowed to dry, they make exquisite split pea soup.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Trav S.
Fast, productive, versatile and tasty

That's basically what it takes for five stars: produce a lot of tasty food that I can prepare multiple ways. Alaska Early delivers: sweet fresh peas for shelling and eating right off the vine, green peas for the table and dried peas for soup (cooked whole, not split, they took over two hours to soften up, but soften they did). It is truly quick, being ready for harvest in about two and a half months. Grows well in the winter in Central California (temps rarely below 30�F). Grow it along a wall, fence or the northern edge of a raised bed and harvest good food from almost no space. I plant them everywhere. No fertilizer, just inoculant. After providing green peas for a month or so, a three foot row yielded 12 oz of dried peas and a four foot row yielded a little over a pound. In my conditions, this greatly exceeded my summer/fall yields for dried pole beans (harvesting as green beans does give beans the lead). Quick quality protein and long storage; definitely one to try.

Great container pea

(2021) Put these into four containers with about 3" in between each plant. They really liked being crowded. There were about 8 hours of direct sunshine. Bi weekly fertilizing with Schultz 20-20-20 until the beginning of bloom and then Schultz tomato fertilizer 17-18-28 from then until all flowers were done producing. They all produced heavily, I used them for dried peas. The last batch just finished drying up nice and dark green. They cook up superbly with ham! I am already starting the 2022 batch as we are having unseasonable warm weather in Coos Bay Oregon. The only problem that I noticed was early die off of the lower leaves which could be attributed to the warmth at the time. No fungal problems such as damping off, no viral problems such as mosaic.

Claudia W.
too small

Planted the seeds most of them came up. They were short plants. The pods were extra small and so were the peas. Way to small for me. It was almost like they were wild peas.I wouldn't buy them again.

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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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