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English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Thomas Laxton'

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

Category:

Vegetables

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:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Variegated

Bronze-Green

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:

From seed; sow indoors before 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:

Lucedale, Mississippi

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 22, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an older (1898) medium tall pea, that was quite popular when I was a kid. Folks planted Alaska, Little Marvel, and Thomas Laxton. It is not competitive with the newer varieties in yield but is still an excellent pea for flavor. Available from Heirloom Seeds.