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Heirloom Laxton Progress No. 9 Shell pea
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Product Description

Pisum sativum

58 days. Remember when you were a kid how fun it was to pop open a pod and eat the peas? Relive the memories and enjoy the wonderful taste of Progress #9. Vines reach up to 18", and each 5" pod has 7–9 plump peas. A heavy producer, also called Laxton’s Progress #9. (Thomas Laxton was a renowned 19th Century strawberry breeder.)

This packet sows one 10-foot row.

Days to Emerge: 5-10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2" (yes, 2")

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Not required

When to sow outside:RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperatures must be above 40°F. in USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Shelling peas should be harvested when the pods are plump, about 3 weeks after flowering. Peas that are too mature are tough and will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest regularly when pods are at their peak. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick pod with the other to avoid breaking the brittle vines.