Peas like cool weather with best crops being picked in spring, but they can be grown at other times in cool areas. They do not like cold wet soils. Fertilisers rich in phosphates will assist in obtaining good crops. Sow 5 cm deep, 2.5 cm apart, with 60 cm between rows. Best sown May to Nov (cold): Feb to Aug (temp) and April to July (trop). We highly recommend using Powdery Mildew resistant varieties when growing conditions are warm and humid. 5 s/g
Enough seed each of Greenfeast (Shelling), Oregon Giant (Snow pea) and Sugar Snap Tall (Snap Pea), to sow a 2 metre row of each. Selected to represent the best of each type. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
SHELLING TYPES: (Pisum sativum sativum).
Metre tall plants with heavy crops of fine flavoured peas. Requires a low trellis. The most widely grown garden cultivar.
Highly unusual plants with masses of tendrils, but no leaves. Resists Powdery Mildew. Short prolific plants. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
An old variety with good yields of sweet tasting peas. Plants to 60cm, with 6 to 8 peas per pod. Give it a try.
1804: Princess (new!)
An excellent variety known for its heat tolerance and large pods.
A prolific Powdery Mildew resistant variety that is capable of producing good crops in warmer and humid conditions where others fail, as well as in traditional sowing periods. Plants to 75cm. Each pods contains 8-9 peas.
Heat tolerance and Powdery Mildew resistance make this shelling variety ideal for warm season growing. Plants to 80cm. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
This old favourite is our tallest cultivar (2 m.+) with huge well filled pods of large tasty peas. Must be grown on a trellis.
Short 45 cm. plants are quick maturing. Ideal for May to August sowings (cold).
(Pisum sativum macrocarpon)
1819: GreenDevil (new!)
This variety produces flat dark green pods under a wide range of conditions. Pod are typically 10 to 11cm long and 2 to 2.5 cm wide. Pods do not cup, resulting in an attractive product. Good tolerance to leaf diseases. Plants up to 1.2 metres.
Two metre plants with heavy crops of succulent 10 cm pods. Must be trellised. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
Large podded cultivar with the sweetest taste on medium size plants. Pods 13 x 3 cm. Resists Powdery Mildew and Common Wilt.
Short bush, white flowers and prolific crops of flat 10 cm. pods. Highly tolerant of Powdery Mildew. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
1803: Purple Podded (new!)
Expect heavy yields of long flat purple pods. Resists Powdery Mildew. Medium size plants.
SNAP PEA: (Pisum sativum sativum).
Eaten pod and all, when filled.
Short plants with good crops of plump 7 cm pods. Resists Powdery Mildew. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
Heavy yields of good sized pods. Plants to 2 metres. Requires a trellis. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO TASMANIA
OTHER CHICK PEA
(Cicer arietinum). A cool season annual that requires a long growing season of around 100 days to harvest. Plant in spring or slightly earlier in warm areas. Requires full sun and well-drained soil.
1802: Chick Pea (new!)
Prized for their high protein and fibre content, as well as their vitamins and mineral content. .