(Pisum sativum) 1840s heirloom from the family of Robert Woodbridge,
brought to SSE by Ben Gabel and Kate McEvoy.
Robert’s grandmother got the seed “from the head
gardener at a big country house during the war” and
grew it in her garden in the village of Pickworth,
Lincolnshire, England. A traditional tall pea that
reaches heights of 10 feet—a great return for a small
space. Eight to ten peas per pod. Shell, 60-75 days.
Green Thumb Tip Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors
as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will
germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be
planted on each side of a trellis.
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