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PlantFiles: English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Encore'

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


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AMDeepR On Jul 20, 2013, AMDeepR from Deep River
Canada wrote:

This is the best pea I've ever grown. It's vigorous, has a good crop of peas, is reasonably mildew resistant and--best of all--while it isn't billed as a mange-tout, the whole pods are delightfully edible when the peas inside are fully developed. Just strip off the stringy backbone of the pod and enjoy. I expect they'd cook well too but we've been enjoying them as a raw vegetable.

Grew them as an early crop and a second sowing at about end-of-June looks very promising--which is unusual for peas in our hot, continental summer.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A tall processing cultivar from Seminis. Resistant to fusarium and powdery mildew. Introduced in 1992.

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