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Pea Shelling Wando HEIRLOOM Seeds
68 days. Introduced in 1943, Wando is a cross between Laxtonís Progress (an English pea) and Perfection (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea varieties. 18" - 30" plants with 7 - 8 medium sized peas in each pod. Sow in early spring and again in midsummer. In USDA zones 9 to 11, it can even be sown in fall for winter harvest.
This packet sows two 7-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
Do not thin
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 40įF. 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 - 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.