English Pea
Pisum sativum 'Strike'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Heathsville, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 22, 2009, LTilton from Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this one in 2009 because of the early maturity, which was as advertised. Averages about 6 peas per pod. The flavor is great and the peas hold their sweetness.

This would be a good one for canning, as the peas mature within a very short window of time. I notice that my vines are starting a second round of growth, now that I've picked them, but the temps are in the 90s so I won't be expecting another crop here this year.

Positive

On Jan 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An early processing cultivar from Pure Line Seeds. PVP Performs well here.