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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.