Tom Thumb - Organic Shelling Pea

Tom Thumb - Organic Shelling Pea

VPA108

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Tom Thumb is the perfect shelling pea for gardeners with limited space! This Heirloom variety features dwarf vines that grow just 6-8 inches tall, making it perfect for containers or small gardens. Plus, Tom Thumb produces high yields of sweet, succulent peas that can withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Originally introduced by the Philadelphia Seed Company in the 1850’s.

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: 50-58
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 2-3"
Row Spacing: 2'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 6-8"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: Yes

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