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Super-early pea that is great in cold temperatures!
The Alaska pea is a semi-dwarf variety that grows to an average height of 3'. This pea is a decent producer once flowering begins, and offers sweet and delicious flavor with 5-7 peas per pod.
Germination: 7-14 days
Days to Maturity: 55 days
Pod Length: 4-4.5" inches
Pod Color: Medium Green
Plant Height: Over 36" inches
Comments: Great pea to start early because it can handle colder temperatures.
Seed Count: Approximately 2,100 seeds per pound.
This early season superstar (50-60 days) earns its name! Alaska Pea (Pisum sativum) is built for short seasons and use for canning or in soups. The pods mature quickly, so be sure to pick them early and frequently as the plant matures. Each packet contains approximately 75 seeds.
Each packet contains approximately 75 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This cool season crop thrives in sandy, fast draining soil and full sun. Sow in spring, no deeper than one inch and 2-3 inches apart in all directions. For bush types, space rows two feet apart; space climbing varieties in rows three feet apart or in double rows 6-8 inches apart with a trellis, fence, etc. Allow three feet between each double row.
Harvest pods when they are plump — usually three weeks after flowers appear — then shell and eat immediately; pods that are discolored or shriveled are past their prime. Harvest daily to keep plants productive.