Green Arrow Pea

Green Arrow (68 days)

  • Hails from England and has been a gourmet variety in the EU for years.
  • It is a heavy yielding shelling pea providing loads of peas for fresh or canned use.
  • Green Arrow grows 24 to 30 inches tall and has 4 to 5 inch pods, each packed with 8 to 11 petite, emerald green peas.
  • Resists wilt and mildew.
  • Remember peas like things cool so plant them as early as the soil can be worked.

TIP:  Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which cost money and uses valuable resources, try planting Cayuse oats instead as a trellis.  This will not only produce oats and build biomass in your garden, but it will give your peas something to climb on.  Cayuse grows 6′ tall and will make an excellent living trellis.  Almost like the Indians using corn as a trellis for beans!

Seed Planting Depth: 1″

Seeds per ounce: 80-110

Germination Temperature:  45-75

Days to Germination:  6-24

Row Spacing:  6″

Plant Spacing: 6″

100′ Row Yield: 20 lb.

Sun: Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Peas:

Heirloom peas like it cool, so you can plant them 3-4 weeks before your last frost date but besore the soil is well drained and raised in beds or rows.  Germination in these heirloom peas is as low as 45 degrees and it is often said that a cooler pea will be sweater.  Using soil inoculation will increase yields by boosting the available nitrogen in the soil.

For the highest yeilds of these delicious garden peas, make sure they have thin wire or string to climb.  This will give them more room to grow, thus collecting more sunshine and creating better yields.  Remember to continually pick the ripe pods as to encourage a longer harvest.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

(source: Sustainable Seed Company)

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