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Aimers Organics Seeds - Pea - Oregon Sugar Pod

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Oregon Sugar Pod Organic Peas Seeds 4140. Open Pollinated. Approx. 70 seeds/pkt (3 seeds/gram).

Oregon Sugar Pod produces reliable crops of light green double podded clusters about 7-10cm (3-4in) long. Vines grow reliably to more than 80cm (32in) in height. This variety shows good resistance to mildew. When picked young, the pods are very tender and virtually string-less. Ideal for use in stir fries or try them steamed and served with a little butter and fresh ground black pepper. That’s, of course, if you don’t eat all you pick fresh off the vine!

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Peas are a cool weather crop and can be sown from early April through to mid-May when the soil temperature is between 10-16C (50-60F). In long season areas, they can also be sown in mid-August for a fall crop. Peas grow best in areas with full sun and deep, well draining, organic soils with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 – add horticultural limestone to ‘sweeten’ acidic soils before planting. Sow seed in doubles rows spaced 25cm (10in) apart with the seed 6.5cm (2.5in) apart within the row and 1.25-2.5cm (1/2-1in) deep. Space each set of double rows 75cm (2.5ft) apart. Peas can also be sown in blocks 120cm (48in) square with the seeds spaced 6.5cm (2.5in) apart within the block. Sow successive crops 10-14 days apart for extended harvests. Keep the soil evenly moist during the germination period or emergence will be spotty. You can stake or support row planted bush varieties for easier picking – climbing varieties definitely need to be supported. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizers. Once flowering starts it is important to keep the plants well watered to produce a good harvest. As the pods mature, pick daily to enjoy their peak flavour and to encourage more pods to form.

Blooming Season Begins Early Summer
Days to Emergence
7 - 14 days
Days to Harvest 60 days
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Family Name Fabaceae
Frost Tolerance Can Withstand Light Frost
Growth Habit Vining Requires Support
Height Medium (60 - 90cm)
Heritage Open Pollinated
Latin Pisum sativum
Lifecycle Annual
Light Full Sun
Organic Status Certified Organic
Propagation Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer