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Tom Thumb Pea Seeds (Pisum sativum cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
631136
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631136
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
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Pea

Description

As the name indicates, Tom Thumb Pea is small in stature, reaching only 8-10" tall.  Grown in the United States since the mid-19th century, this pea does not require staking and is perfect for container gardening.  Fearing Burr, in Field and Garden Vegetables of America (1863), wrote that the "Tom Thumb Pea is early, of good quality, and, the height of the plant considered, yields abundantly".

Native Distribution: Southern Europe

This English, or shelling, 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 Tom Thumb Pea seeds per packet.

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