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Blue Podded Pea (Heirloom 80 Days)

Dutch Heirloom. Also known as Blauwschokkers. An unusual edible and ornamental pea. The rare color of indigo-blue pods emerges from bi-colored purple and white flowers. Use the newly formed peas like you would a snow pea and later dried, them for a soup pea in wintertime meals. Grows to 5-6 feet.

1 ounce = 130-150 Seeds

 

PLANTING

Pisum sativum

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 the last frost date when the soil temperature reaches 50-75ºF. Sow 1-2" apart. Sow two months before the 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.

 

 

 

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