English Pea 'Wando'

Pisum sativum

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



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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


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

Tucson, Arizona

Longmont, Colorado

Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)

Houston, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Weyers Cave, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 17, 2009, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Prolific, forgiving English-type pea. Very sweet and more tolerant of warm weather than most. Harvest when pods are full but not bulging. They freeze well, but it's just no comparison to fresh!


On Apr 30, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests, inc.: This heirloom shelling pea can take heat much better than other varieties. It is an excellent choice for warm climates or for late planting. It was introduced in 1943 and is the result of a cross between Laxton's Progress (an English pea) and Perfection (a New England heirloom). Though, it is a heat tolerant variety, it also handles the cold as well as other peas, so it can be planted in early spring just the same. The 18"-30" plants have 7-8 medium sized peas in each 3 1/2" pod. Sow a crop in early spring for summer harvest and another crop in mid-summer for fall harvest. In zones 9-11, they can even be grown for winter harvest.


On Mar 8, 2008, tucsonjill from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

I haven't grown peas before, but they seem very hardy, and very prolific--and the taste is great! I'll be planting more next year.


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

An introduction from the Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston SC. For anyone who can remember that far back, Burgess use to sell it as thier Famous Drought Proof Pea. It is resistant to both heat and cold. A late pea that will produce in the south. Yields and flavor are good.