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Laxton's Progress Shell Pea

Organic Laxton's Progress Shell Pea Seeds

Plump pods grow on short vines

Pisum sativum
Plump pods grow on short vines
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.
Product ID# PE0658 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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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.

Quick Facts
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
Growing Instructions

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).

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