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Pea

Pisum sativum 'Meteor'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

2a-11b

USDA zone

-46°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

10cm

6 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Pea Overview

Pisum sativum 'Meteor' is a first early variety which has a dwarf habit and forms a neat bush shape. This cultivar also has a an excellent winter hardiness making it a popular choice to be sown outdoors in Autumn for an early spring crop.

Common problems with Pea

Mexican Bean Beetles, and Seedcorn maggot Seed decay, seedling root rot, wilt.

Pea Companion Plants

How to harvest Pea

Keep your peas well picked to encourage more pods to develop. Pick peas in the morning after the dew has dried. They are crispiest then. Always use two hands when you pick peas. Secure the vine with one hand and pull the peas off with your other hand.

How to propagate Pea

Seed

Peas like a deeply dug, well manured, non-acidic soil. Select an open spot which has not grown peas during the past two seasons. Add lime if needed. Shortly before sowing, feed the soil with a general fertiliser. Sow seeds in flat trenches.

Special features of Pea

Crop rotation

Peas are a legume and so enrich the soil with Nitrogen.

Other uses of Pea

Edible

The peas are edible and are used in a variety of cuisines.