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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Pea'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pea

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days
91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Farmerdill On Oct 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Vigorous navy type bean without germination problems. Good yields of small plump white seed. Compact plant produces many small pods. From central Canada in the 1930s. 90 days. Have not grown this one since the 70's, but it is one of my favorite dry beans.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Troy, Virginia



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