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Wando Shelling Pea Seeds

Wando Shelling Pea Seeds

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Introduced in 1943, 'Wando' is a cross between 'Laxton's Progress' (an English heirloom) and 'Perfection' (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea cultivars. Sturdy, 24"-30" plants with 7-9 medium-sized peas in each pod. Sow in early spring and again in midsummer. In mild climates, it can even be sown in fall for winter harvest.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 68 days

Family: Fabaceae

Type: Shelling Pea (Learn more)

Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall

Variety Info: Numerous 3"–3½" pods with 7–9 medium-size peas in each.

Attributes: Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant

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.