Peas are an easy to grow and popular vegetable.

Growing Advice

Companion Planting

Helps: Beans, carrots, celery, radishes, spinach, strawberries Avoid: Garlic, onions, potatoes

Pests & Diseases

Aphids, root rot, blight

Seed Saving

Dry the pods for a couple of weeks before shelling the peas.

Heirloom Varieties

We have divided the heirloom peas into Shelling/English peas, Snap peas and Southern peas to make it easier to find the type you are looking for.

Shelling Peas (English Peas)

  • Alaska
  • Alderman
  • Blue Pod Capuchiner (Ditch Capucjiner)
  • Blue Podded Shelling
  • British Wonder
  • Champion of England
  • Dwarf Telephone
  • Green Arrow
  • Kelvedon Wonder
  • Lincoln (Homesteader)
  • Little Marvel (Improved American Wonder, Extra Early Little Marvel)
  • Mrs. Van’s
  • Ne Plus Ultra
  • Prince Albert
  • Sutton’s Harbinger
  • Tall Telephone (Alderman)
  • Thomas Laxton
  • Tom Thumb
  • Wando

Snap Peas (Snow Peas, Sugar Peas)

  • Amish Snap
  • Cascadia
  • Chinese Snow
  • Corne de Belier
  • De Grace
  • Dwarf Gray Sugar
  • Golden Sweet
  • Mammoth Melting Sugar
  • Oregon Giant
  • Oregon Sugar Pod II
  • Risser Early Sugar
  • Schweizer Riesen
  • Sugar Ann
  • Sugar Daddy
  • Sugar Snap

Southern Peas (ie. Black Eyed Peas, Cowpeas)

  • Big Red Ripper
  • Calico Crowder (Polecat Pea, Hereford Pea)
  • Colossus
  • Mississippi Silver
  • Peking Black Crowder
  • Pinkeye Purple Hill
  • Purple Podded
  • Queen Ann Blackeye Pea
  • Washday
  • Whippoorwill

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