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Heirloom Vegetables: has anyone ever grown Willett's Wonder (English) pea?

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9215510

I believe it was also called Willett Wonder pea?

If so any thoughts or results to share?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


July 23, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9215539

An excellent smooth seeded pea for winter growing. I plant them about Thanksgiving for harvest in April-May. Of course they are not as sweet as wrinkle seed peas but very prolific. Flavor is comparable to Early Alaska, but I prefer Willet Wonder for its shorter more manageable plant.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9215678

Cool! Thank you very much! Going on my fall veg list now.

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9218092

I grow a pea called Merveille de Kelvedon which I got in France, but I think it's really an English pea called Kelvedon Wonder. I tried ordering some of those and they didn't come up at all, so I still have to save seed from each year's crop of my original Merveille de Kelvedon for the next year. I really like them; they have a great flavor and they freeze well.

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HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9218172

Linda - As soon as I saw "Kelvedon Wonder" it rang a bell! I think these are the peas we grew in our garden when I was a child. They must like the cool English summers.

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9218505

Oh, really? They seem to do all right here if I plant them early enough, and we really like them.

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