Laxton's Progress Shell Pea
Certified Organic Seed
Also known as Laxton's Progress No. 9.
Also known as Laxton's Progress No. 9. This variety was developed at the turn of the 20th century by Thomas Laxton, vegetable breeder known for his pea varieties. These early, plump shelling peas grow on short, manageable vines - 20 to 24 inches in height. Each pod dependably yields 6-9 large, tender and deliciously-flavored peas.
|100 Seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
Peas are fun, fast, and can be sown at the first sign of spring. The pea shoots and climbing tendril-festooned vines keep you company throughout the many spring garden tasks--and provide beautiful flowers and a promise that summer's-finally-here.
Peas love cool weather, so sow them the first or second week of April. You can probably get away with plantings up to early May, but after this you're better off waiting until mid-summer (for a fall crop) or next spring.
Soak peas overnight, inoculate them, and then sow them in rows (or double rows, or even more). While you're waiting for the first tendrils to emerge through the moist spring soil (what joy!), you can install a trellis up which the young plants will quickly climb. You can use string and 2x2 posts spaced every ten feet, or you can use chicken wire, or old bed frames salvaged from a dilapidating Catskills resort (that's how we've done it in the past).
|Days to Germination||7 to 14 days|
|Days to Maturity||68 days|
|Planting Depth||1 to 2 inches|
|Spacing in Row||1 to 4 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Height at Maturity||24 to 36 inches|
|Width at Maturity||6 to 12 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|