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English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Early Bird'

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

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is an early pea that replced Blue Bantam in our plantings. It has a slighly larger vine than the Bantum but will grow without trellising. Flavor is equal to the Bantam but yields are greater. It is very similar to Laxton's Progress #9.