Pea Telephone

Overview

Botanical Name: Pisum sativum

Probably the most popular variety of climbing pea. It produces well-filled pods of fine flavour. A tall variety which needs support, the pods can be picked over a long period. Hardy annual.

We hope you enjoy these pea seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

Plant Height: 2m

Learn some handy Pea Planting Tips or browse through other Peas & Beans!

How To Grow

Prepare flat trenches 15cm (6in) wide and 5cm (2in) deep. Pair seeds in a zig-zag fashion along the middle of the trench allowing 7.5cm (3in) between seeds. Fill in with soil and gently firm down. If soil is damp and dark no further water is required until seedlings emerge. Where more than one row of peas is required allow 1m (3ft) between rows. Protect from birds with netting or by any other means, particularly during early growth. Train young seedlings up to trellis or support. Keep well watered.

When To Plant

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

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

Harvest

14-16 weeks