Shelling Peas (Pisum sativum)
Often called garden peas, shelling peas are a sweet garden treat in early spring. As the name suggests, you don't eat the pods, just the sweet peas that are ready to harvest when they are nice and plump.
Our "Wando" variety is delicious and great for a wide range of growing zones because they tolerate both cold and warmer conditions. We recommend growing shelling peas alongside a trellis for the vines to climb, though they can be grown without support and are generally shorter vines than snow or snap peas, usually 3-4ft vines.
(Approximately 40 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: Plant seeds 1" deep, 2" apart 4 to 6 weeks BEFORE your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. Vines benefit from growing beside a trellis to climb In mild climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.