Offered in 1881 by D. M. Ferry & Co. of Detroit, Michigan, and called in their catalog "the most desirable of all the edible pod peas". The Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea lives up to its name: the edible, stringless, 3-4" pods are sweet and the prolific, 24-30" vines do not typically require staking. In addition, the bicolored flowers of purple and pinkish-white add an ornamental element to the vegetable garden.
This edible podded pea prefers cool, moist conditions. Direct sow the seeds in fertile garden loam or in a container 4-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Approximately 15-20 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Days to Maturity||Size at Maturity|
|Full Sun||Direct Sow||1"||2-3"; rows 16-18" apart||60||24-30"H|