English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Green Arrow'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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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

Regional

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

Somerset, California

Danbury, Connecticut

Fruitland Park, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Cumberland, Maryland

Lucedale, Mississippi

East Chatham, New York

Elba, New York

Radford, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 17, 2011, suzy_qu3 from East Chatham, NY wrote:

Superior yield and very easy to grow.

Positive

On Aug 14, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

These were great peas. They generally had 8-10 peas in each pod and wonderful flavor. I did not trellis them as they only grew to about 24" and kept themselves upright for the most part. Many pods on each vine and kept going for a long time.

Positive

On Jul 6, 2007, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

A tasty pea in my garden. Will grow again.

Neutral

On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Pods are almost always borne in doubles, containing 8-11 peas. 62-70 days.

Positive

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

Green Arrow is far and away the best English pea cultivar that I have tried. It has a large vine and needs to be trellised but yields and flavor are exceptional. It has a long skinny pod which reminds me of an oversized sweet pea pod. It is a midseason pea which fits nicely between Frosty and Wando.