Bill Jump's Soup Pea
- From the Collection for 2022
- Can be used as a dry soup pea or eaten fresh off the vine
- Vines grow 5-6'
- 80-90 days to dry pods
This vigorous, highly productive, and versatile variety tastes delicious whether eaten dried in soup or fresh right off the vine. Vines grow 5-6' in height and bear ornate, purple-blue flowers, while the straight, green pods average 2.5-3" long and contain 4-5 wrinkled seeds. This late-
maturing heirloom pea was donated to Seed Savers Exchange by Dennis Miller, whose great-grandfather, Bill Jump, grew the peas in eastern Washington since at least the 1930s. 80-90 days to dry pods. Organic.
Learn to Grow Bill Jump's Soup Pea
Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
Rows Apart: 24"
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - 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.