Champion of England Pea
- Vines grow to 10 feet
- Each pod has 8-10 seeds
- Shelling pea
- 60-75 days
- ±2,000 seeds/lb
An historic variety originally introduced in the 1840s, this heirloom strain is 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. ±2,000 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow Champion of England Pea
Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
Rows Apart: 24"
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Tall plants produced easily
by Megan Michelle
These peas were a hit. They were easy growers and produced well. The flavor was excellent and I really enjoyed cooking with them. Because it is very windy here in Oklahoma City, zone 7a, they needed to be tied to the trellis at a few points, but I enjoyed how tall they grew. They topped out at around 6 feet, but I got them in the ground late. I think they would easily go taller had I started them sooner. We saved about 30 seeds to plant in the fall. I am excited to grow them again soon!
Buy the big bag, these are amazing!
Prolific, peas by the bucket full, they were so good we just ate all of them fresh, huge hit with our kids. Grows exceptionally well even in part shade. Climbed 10ft in our Seattle yard garden.