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PlantFiles: English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Knight'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Knight

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 10, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Disappointing production under my conditions.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 14, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very high yielding variety: pods are long, with many peas inside. Somewhat easier to shell than some other varieties. Good flavor. Plants do not require staking, but somewhat easier to harvest if some support is given. 55 days from seed.

Peas do not thrive in hot summer weather, so should be planted in early spring, and again in late summer for a second crop in the fall. The plants can withstand light frosts, but it may cause bud/bloom damage.


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

Augusta, Georgia

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