Pea, Tom Thumb

Pisum sativum
$2.99 to $15.00
SKU: 1177
  • Plants grow to 8 inches
  • Good for container gardening
  • Able to withstand hard frosts
  • Shelling pea
  • 50-55 days
  • ±2,000 seeds/lb
$2.99 to $15.00

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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.

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.