Champion of England Pea (Heirloom 70 Days)
Champion of England Pea is an Heirloom introduced in 1846 and has had a reputation for exceptional flavor. Sturdy vines grow upward, reaching 8-10 feet tall with large pods that contain 8-10 scrumptious peas. Provide a trellis or fence for vertical support.
1 Ounce = 100-120 seeds
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.