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PlantFiles: English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Alaska'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Alaska
Additional cultivar information: (aka Early Alaska)

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Category:
Vegetables

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

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive TuttiFrutti On Jun 21, 2005, TuttiFrutti from Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is my first year for growing Alaska peas. I was unprepared when the shortest vines grew to 36" in height and the longer ones toppled over the 18" tall run of fencing material I used to surround the patch. I'll be better prepared next year, so yes, I'll be growing them again!

Revised 07.13.2005:
We're over half-way through the harvest after having made three separate plantings timed a couple or so weeks apart. While the Alaska peas have a nice flavor when eaten raw, we prefer the flavor of the Little Marvels that we're also growing this season.

Neutral trifunov On Oct 21, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

56days to harvest. Sow outside 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, spacing 4in apart. Set up stakes to climb at planting time. Germinated in around 15 days for me.

Positive Farmerdill On Jan 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very early smooth seed pea. It and Radio were popular varieties in Virginia in the 30's 40's and 50's as they were the first to come in. Flavor is not comparable to the wrinkled pea varieties. They are excellent for split pea soup.

Regional...

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

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Augusta, Georgia
Lucedale, Mississippi
Fort Worth, Texas
Troy, Virginia
Wytheville, Virginia
Spokane, Washington



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