I first planted these in January 2017 (Little Rock AR). The germination rate was excellent and the young plants did not have any trouble with the frosts we received in Jan and Feb. We had unusually warm weather in March and I started harvesting these in late March. It is now early April and they are coming on strong (I ate a bunch raw and cooked today April 10.) They taste wonderful to me, both raw and cooked. The plants are short and stout, so although the harvest may not be as huge as with tall plants, there are no hassles with support and I can fit these in closer to other plants as I have very limited space and much desire to grow many kinds of plants. I have some of these in a 12 inch pot, some in the ground and some in a hay bale. All are doing well. I believe I will be growing these as my main pea plant now. Thanks to whoever developed them and thanks to seed suppliers for having them.