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English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Mr. Big'

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

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

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Oct 20, 2010, moucha from Kamiah, ID wrote:

No experience with this pea, but if it comes from Seminis I wouldn't use it for a second - - - - they do mostly all GMO's. To me that truly defeats one of the purposes of growing ones own garden. . . healthy food. Just my two cents worth.

Positive

On Jan 13, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large podded cultivar from Seminis. Vine reaches 28 inches with pointed pods up to 7.5 inches long. (58 day) Resistant to fusarium wilt race 1 and powdery mildew. The vines only attained 15 - 18 inches here, Nice, large pods and a reasonable yield.