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Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Ho Lan Dow'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Ho Lan Dow


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Unknown - Tell us


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MossieRocks On Nov 14, 2004, MossieRocks from Ware, MA wrote:

Very easy to grow...Provided you get the seeds into the ground early enough...Basically, if the ground is thawed enough to make planting should plant them. Floating row covers are a real plus..they take a good bit of cold, but are still are damaged by very cold conditions..I make a temporary green house with huge plastic bags that I get at in a few stakes, and cover over them with bags,,staple gun makes sure it stays put...Save bags for later, to cover tomato plants in fall....put in a coupls of plantings..a week or so a part, so you'll still get some in a worse case,full blown spring snow storm...They freeze very well, so plant plenty...very good eating... a great change from other veggies,,,


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

Ware, Massachusetts

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