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Progress #9 Shelling Pea Seeds

Progress #9 Shelling Pea Seeds

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Remember when you were a kid how fun it was to pop open a pod and eat the peas? Relive the memories and enjoy the wonderful taste of 'Progress #9'. Each 5" pod has 7-9 plump peas. A heavy producer, also called 'Laxton's Progress #9'. (Thomas Laxton was a renowned 19th century strawberry breeder.) Plants are resistant to common wilt disease.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 58 days

Family: Fabaceae

Type: Shelling pea

Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

Variety Info: 5" long pods that contain 7–9 plump peas. 'Progress #9' is a shelling pea with resistance to common wilt disease.

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Not required.

Growing Info

Harvesting: Shelling peas should be harvested when the pods are plump, about 3 weeks after flowering. Peas that are too mature are tough and will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest regularly when pods are at their peak. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other; vines are fragile.