Laxton’s Progress #9 - Organic Shelling Pea


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Laxton's Progress #9 is a prolific and early yielding heirloom pea variety. This heavy producing shelling pea is named after Thomas Laxton, a renowned 19th century vegetable breeder who developed this fast growing variety. The dark green plump pods are 4-5 in long with 7 to 9 delicious peas per pod. Disease resistant to both Fusarium root rot and wilt, Laxton's Progress #9 is the perfect choice for gardeners looking for an easy-to-grow and disease resistant pea variety. 14g ~ 75 seeds.

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 3-5 weeks before average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-70 degrees. It can take seed about 2 weeks to germinate at 50 °F, less as the soil warms. For taller varieties, use crop supports such as a trellis or chicken wire to keep vines upright. Planting double rows of peas on each side of a trellis will result in a more productive harvest. For a fall crop, sow about 2 months before frost. Keep seeds well watered to encourage good germination.

Scientific Name: Pisum sativum
Days to Maturity: 55-65
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 2-3"
Row Spacing: 24"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 15-20"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: Yes