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{"id":10006201992,"title":"Pea Seeds - Thomas Laxton","handle":"pea-thomas-laxton","description":"\u003cp\u003e60-70 days. \u003cem\u003ePisum sativum\u003c\/em\u003e Non-GMO. Heirloom. A true American heirloom, this pea originated in rural England in the 1800s, and was bred by Thomas Laxton's sons who named the variety in his honor of his life's work in horticulture and pea hybridization. Vigorous 3 foot vines are perfect for fences or arbors. A performer in cool coastal conditions and it is wilt resistant. This was the hands down favorite for sweetness at employee trials here on the farm. ~90 seeds per oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Thomas Laxton Pea Vegetable Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTaxonomy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003ePisum sativum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 56+(pods) 70+(seeds) annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-3”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Dwarf\/compact\/short-vine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Moist, organically rich, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cooler to warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Although preferring moist soils, pea is susceptible to mildew and mold from oversaturation in poorly drained beds.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 g - Approximately 80 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 360 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 1,440 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 7,200 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 36,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Thomas Laxton Pea from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePea 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTIP:\u003c\/strong\u003e Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which costs 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. Oat grows 6' tall and will make an excellent living trellis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Harvest Thomas Laxton Peas\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Thomas Laxton Pea Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThis pea carries Thomas Laxton's name, but was breed by his sons William and Edward Laxton Brother's and named in honor of Thomas' contribution to horticulture and plant breeding.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThomas Laxton died in 1893 and the pea first appeared in 1898.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAny pea that was introduced over 100 years ago and is still widely grown should tell you volumes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReliable, consistent, and sweet are just some of the words used to describe this pea.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTasty bright green peas, excellent quality, and high in sugar content.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePods grow to about 3-4 1\/2 inches, containing six to eight peas each.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1822-1920 Bricks High Grade Seeds says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This reliable pea is similar in type to Gradus, but has darker foliage and square-ended pods. Although a wrinkled sort of excellent quality, it may be planted about as early as smooth varieties.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1918 The Great Northern Seed Co. says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"A comparatively new variety of large-podded pea. The quality is delicious and cannot be surpassed; matures nearly as early as any of the extra early smooth peas, and being a wrinkled sort is much sweeter.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Vine 3 to 3 1\/2 feet high, dark in color, hardy and very productive. Pods large, long, with square ends. The green Peas are very large, fine colored and unsurpassed in quality.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1934 Mill's Annual Seed Book says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Fine wrinkled early Pea 4 inches long with 6 to 8 large peas and only a few days later than the extra early smooth Peas. 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Heirloom. A true American heirloom, this pea originated in rural England in the 1800s, and was bred by Thomas Laxton's sons who named the variety in his honor of his life's work in horticulture and pea hybridization. Vigorous 3 foot vines are perfect for fences or arbors. A performer in cool coastal conditions and it is wilt resistant. This was the hands down favorite for sweetness at employee trials here on the farm. ~90 seeds per oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Thomas Laxton Pea Vegetable Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTaxonomy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003ePisum sativum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 56+(pods) 70+(seeds) annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-3”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Dwarf\/compact\/short-vine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Moist, organically rich, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cooler to warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Although preferring moist soils, pea is susceptible to mildew and mold from oversaturation in poorly drained beds.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 g - Approximately 80 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 360 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 1,440 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 7,200 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 36,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Thomas Laxton Pea from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePea 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTIP:\u003c\/strong\u003e Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which costs 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. Oat grows 6' tall and will make an excellent living trellis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Harvest Thomas Laxton Peas\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Thomas Laxton Pea Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThis pea carries Thomas Laxton's name, but was breed by his sons William and Edward Laxton Brother's and named in honor of Thomas' contribution to horticulture and plant breeding.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThomas Laxton died in 1893 and the pea first appeared in 1898.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAny pea that was introduced over 100 years ago and is still widely grown should tell you volumes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReliable, consistent, and sweet are just some of the words used to describe this pea.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTasty bright green peas, excellent quality, and high in sugar content.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePods grow to about 3-4 1\/2 inches, containing six to eight peas each.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1822-1920 Bricks High Grade Seeds says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This reliable pea is similar in type to Gradus, but has darker foliage and square-ended pods. Although a wrinkled sort of excellent quality, it may be planted about as early as smooth varieties.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1918 The Great Northern Seed Co. says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"A comparatively new variety of large-podded pea. The quality is delicious and cannot be surpassed; matures nearly as early as any of the extra early smooth peas, and being a wrinkled sort is much sweeter.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Vine 3 to 3 1\/2 feet high, dark in color, hardy and very productive. Pods large, long, with square ends. The green Peas are very large, fine colored and unsurpassed in quality.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch4\u003e1934 Mill's Annual Seed Book says about Thomas Laxton Pea...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Fine wrinkled early Pea 4 inches long with 6 to 8 large peas and only a few days later than the extra early smooth Peas. The vines grow 2-1\/2 feet high. Ready for use in 55 to 60 days.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n"}
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60-70 days. Pisum sativum Non-GMO. Heirloom. A true American heirloom, this pea originated in rural England in the 1800s, and was bred by Thomas Laxton's sons who named the variety in his honor of his life's work in horticulture and pea hybridization. Vigorous 3 foot vines are perfect for fences or arbors. A performer in cool coastal conditions and it is wilt resistant. This was the hands down favorite for sweetness at employee trials here on the farm. ~90 seeds per oz.

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Growing Thomas Laxton Pea Vegetable Garden Seeds

  • Taxonomy: Pisum sativum
  • Days to Maturity: 56+(pods) 70+(seeds) annual
  • Days to Germination: 7-14
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: 1”
  • Plant Spacing: 2-3”
  • Row Spacing: 18-24”
  • Growth Habit: Dwarf/compact/short-vine
  • Soil Preference: Moist, organically rich, well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Cooler to warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests/Diseases: Although preferring moist soils, pea is susceptible to mildew and mold from oversaturation in poorly drained beds.
  • Seeds Per Package:
    • 25 g - Approximately 80 Seeds
    • 4 oz - Approximately 360 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Approximately 1,440 Seeds
    • 5 lb - Approximately 7,200 Seeds
    • 25 lb - Approximately 36,000 Seeds

How to Grow Thomas Laxton 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.

TIP: Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which costs 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. Oat grows 6' tall and will make an excellent living trellis.

How to Harvest Thomas Laxton Peas

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.

About Thomas Laxton Pea Seeds

  • This pea carries Thomas Laxton's name, but was breed by his sons William and Edward Laxton Brother's and named in honor of Thomas' contribution to horticulture and plant breeding.
  • Thomas Laxton died in 1893 and the pea first appeared in 1898.
  • Any pea that was introduced over 100 years ago and is still widely grown should tell you volumes.
  • Reliable, consistent, and sweet are just some of the words used to describe this pea.
  • Tasty bright green peas, excellent quality, and high in sugar content.
  • Pods grow to about 3-4 1/2 inches, containing six to eight peas each.

1822-1920 Bricks High Grade Seeds says about Thomas Laxton Pea...

"This reliable pea is similar in type to Gradus, but has darker foliage and square-ended pods. Although a wrinkled sort of excellent quality, it may be planted about as early as smooth varieties."

1918 The Great Northern Seed Co. says about Thomas Laxton Pea...

"A comparatively new variety of large-podded pea. The quality is delicious and cannot be surpassed; matures nearly as early as any of the extra early smooth peas, and being a wrinkled sort is much sweeter."

1929 Steele Briggs Seed house says about Thomas Laxton Pea...

"Vine 3 to 3 1/2 feet high, dark in color, hardy and very productive. Pods large, long, with square ends. The green Peas are very large, fine colored and unsurpassed in quality."

1934 Mill's Annual Seed Book says about Thomas Laxton Pea...

"Fine wrinkled early Pea 4 inches long with 6 to 8 large peas and only a few days later than the extra early smooth Peas. The vines grow 2-1/2 feet high. Ready for use in 55 to 60 days."

 
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