Pea Somerwood

Overview

Botanical Name: Pisum sativum

These Pea's are excellent in flavour and disease resistant. Excellent source of vitamins A, C and folate. For best flavour pick when young and tender, then every 3-4 days.

Heavy crops of large pods, excellent taste and texture, resistant to powdery mildew.

Plant Height: 65-75cm

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How To Grow

Sow Autumn through to Spring but avoid flowering during frost periods. Prepare flat trenches 15cm (6”) wide and 5cm (2”) deep. Plant seeds in zigzag fashion along the middle of the trench allowing 5cm (2”) between each seed. Fill trench with soil and firm down gently. Protect from birds with netting or black cotton during the early stages of growth. Light staking recommended. Keep well watered. Choose a sunny position with well prepared rich soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days

When To Plant

South Island: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

North Island: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Harvest

12 weeks