Tom Thumb Pea

Pisum sativum | SKU: 1177
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$3.25 to $15.00
  • Plants grow to 8 inches
  • Good for container gardening
  • Able to withstand hard frosts
  • Shelling pea
  • 50-55 days
  • ±2,000 seeds/lb

$3.25 to $15.00

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Item Details

At 8" tall, this aptly named dwarf pea is ideal for container gardening and is very frost-tolerant. Originating in England and introduced in the United States in the mid-19th century, there were several strains of this variety; over time, further reductions in height and time to maturity were achieved, leading to the pea we know as Tom Thumb today. Shell, 50-55 days.±2,000 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow Tom Thumb Pea

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2-1"

Germination: 7-14 Days

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. In addition to containers, Tom Thumb is good for cold-frame production and for planting in flower borders.

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Adorable and tasty


I planted these in zone 6b (St. Louis, MO) in late winter/very early spring of this year and was delighted by how cute and carefree these little plants are. Each plant produced about 4-5 pods. The peas are delicious, the pods are edible but stringy. I will definitely grow again next year.