English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Progress #9'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Progress #9
Additional cultivar information:(aka Laxton's Progress # 9)

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

From seed; direct sow after 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:

Hercules, California

Efland, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On May 15, 2005, Horseshoe from Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my all-time garden pea favorites! Due to their short height I prefer to grow them in a broadcast style (throw the seeds out as if you were sowing grass). The plants grow close enough together that they will support each other and do not require staking. This close growth also suppresses weeds.

Neutral

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

A 60 day standard.