Tom Thumb Pea

Certified Organic

Pisum sativum

A petite pea perfect for planters.

Grimm's fairy tales celebrate many tiny but clever characters, including Tom Thumb. At the end of his first journey away from home "surrounded by tricksters, thieves, and a wolf." Tom Thumb exclaimed, to have traveled all over the world and now I am very glad to come home and get fresh air again. Peas, too, have traveled the world, and this Tom Thumb is happy to continue moving. Bred for container culture, this pea will happily travel around your patio in a pot or planter.

While lot a heavy producer, this petite shelling pea is delightful when placed on a window sill, table, or patio for a satisfying snack. Munch on the leaves too!


Art Pack (75 seeds) $4.79 In Stock

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Sow in medium to large outdoor container as soon as the soil can be worked at indicated spacing. Peas require fertile soil and plenty of water. Keep soil moist but not wet. Dwarf peas do not require staking, this variety only reaches 12" in height. Harvest when pods are full, and shell. Take care not to let the peas over ripen, they become bitter if left on the vine too long. Does best grown in a container; its short stature makes it vulnerable to disease when planted in the ground.

Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Planting Depth 1"
Spacing in Row 2"
Spacing Between Rows 8"
Height at Maturity 12"
Width at Maturity 2"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Giselle Potter. Her work, which can be seen in children's books, galleries, magazines, and more, is inspired in part by the years when she traveled with her parent’s puppet theater, The Mystic Paper Beasts.

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