Growing Non-GMO Green Arrow Pea Vegetable Seeds
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How to Grow Green Arrow Pea from Seed
Pea is ideally suited for direct full sun outdoor sowing as soon as the soil can be worked after the final spring frost. Pea may also be planted at the end of summer for a quick fall harvest. Sow 1" deep and 1-2" apart in Organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Peas can be soaked 4-6 hours in warm water prior to sowing to help germination. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning out strongest starts to 6-9" apart as true leaves establish. Whether growing English shelling, Chinese snow, or sugar snap, pea cultivation is fairly universal.
Non-GMO Green Arrow Pea (Pisum sativum) plants grow as dwarf compact bushes, reaching as a climbing vine 30" high. English heirlooms such as Green Arrow Pea varieties, produce elongated forest-green pods in pairs in the spring or early fall. Your annual vegetables will provide sweet and fresh peas during cooler conditions with 8-11 peas per mature pod. Crunchy 5" pods will continue to grow and provide diverse options as an abundant cool season crop.
Green Arrow Pea in the Vegetable Garden
Pea has recently proven to be one of the most versatile and beneficial vegetables in the home garden. A preferred choice for sprouting, microgreens, hydroponics, and cover crops, classic garden pea can be grown year-round both indoors and out. Whether English shelling, snow, or sugar snap, peas grow basically the same and yet offer so much variety. As an overwintering cover crop, pea is popularly sown to replenish essential nitrogen back into depleted soils.
As a fast-growing dwarf-type pea, Green Arrow plants grow as compact bushes with pods that abundantly produce in pairs. Green Arrow Pea crops are easy to maintain and harvest for even gardeners who live in smaller spaces. This fresh pea variety is ideal for canning, freezing and is also resistant to bacterial diseases, such as mildew and fusarium wilt"making this dwarf green pea a diverse vegetable to grow and enjoy throughout winter.
Harvesting Green Arrow Pea
Most varieties of pea are ready for harvest 60-70 days from sowing. Know the variety you are planting because each will have different signs of ripeness. English shelling peas are the most traditional, having a fibrous, inedible shell and are the fastest to maturity. Sugar snap is the next to mature and has a fibrous, but deliciously edible pod. Snow pea takes the longest to mature and has small seeds and flat, edible pods most notably used in Asian cuisine. Pea pods are sweetest when 2-3" long and should be carefully cut from vine rather than twisted or pulled.
Once the temperature rises above warm, your shelling peas can easily be removed from the inedible pods. Green Arrow pea plants will die back once it drops below freezing or continue to grow in regions with mild winters.
About Green Arrow Pea Seeds
Pisum sativum. (70 days) Hails from England and has been a gourmet variety in Europe for years.
It is a heavy yielding shelling pea providing loads of peas for fresh or canned use.
Green Arrow grows 24 to 30 inches tall and has 4 to 5 inch pods, each packed with 8 to 11 petite, emerald green peas.
Resists wilt and mildew.
Remember peas like things cool so plant them as early as the soil can be worked.
Perfect for canning.
TIP Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which cost money and uses valuable resources, try planting oats instead as a trellis. This will not only produce oats and build biomass in your garden, but it will give your peas something to climb on. Cayuse grows 6' tall and will make an excellent living trellis. Almost like the Indians using corn as a trellis for beans!
Green Arrow Pea Seeds Per Package:
- 26 g - Packet - Approx 113 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 492 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 1,960 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 9,800 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 49,200 Seeds
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