Tom Thumb Pea (Heirloom, 50-55 Days)
The Tom Thumb Pea is a mid 1800's English Heirloom. This adorable little shell pea is extra compact and perfect for growing in containers or in the garden. Growing to 10-12”, its growth habit makes for easy to harvest full size pods with no support needed. The Tom Thumb Pea is such an easy pea to grow. Sow the seed, then harvest without the hassle of staking up or trellising.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 50-75ºF. Planting in cooler soil results in slower germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1" deep
Sowing Outdoors- Early spring until last frost date when soil temperature reaches 50-75ºF. Sow 1-2" apart. Sow two months before last frost date for smaller fall harvests.
How much does a packet plant: 12-15 foot single row
Harvest- Pick every day for continuous harvest.
Tips- Adding inoculant with rhizobium bacteria will increase yields. Varieties with vine lengths over 3 feet require support.