The Blue Podded Pea colorfully produces lovely purple-blue pods that can be harvested young & used as a snow-pea, or let mature & shell for soup peas (dry soak overnight for dried peas). The flowers are a beautiful purple/red & the pods are a deep purple/blue. The Blue Podded Pea is productive Dutch strain of heirloom pea that dates back hundreds of years & remains popular to this day.
Peas do well when it's cool (think spring & fall). For the highest yields make sure they have a trellis to climb. This ensures more of the plant gets sun. Continually harvest ripe pods to increase the harvest time. If saving for seed &/or soup, leave the pods on the vines until they dry & the seeds (peas) become hard.
Temperature for Germination: 45 - 75F
Direct Sow: As soon as the soil can be worked (approx. 2 weeks before the last expected frost date).
Size: 24" - 36"
Hardiness: Hardy Annual
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 11
Seed Spacing: 2”
Seed Planting Depth: 1"
Row Spacing: 6"
Plant Spacing: 6"
Days to Germination: 7 - 14
Mature: 80 - 85 days
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