Alaska Sweet Peas
Alaska Sweet Peas PE21-50
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Alaska Sweet Peas

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SKU PE21-50
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
Customer Reviews
50 days. Pisum sativum. Open Pollinated. Alaska Sweet Peas. The plant produces heavy yields of 2 to 3" long sweet peas. It has 5 to 8 peas per pod. One of the earliest-producing peas available. Perfect for making pea soup. Suitable for canning and freezing. It does well in cool soils. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Thomas Laxton of Bedford, of England, created Alaska Sweet Pea by crossing the Ringleader Pea and the Little Gem Pea. An English heirloom dating back to 1881. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 674045. Disease Resistant: FW.

Lot No: 32602153

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 11/23

Seeds Per Pound: 2,000

Plant Height: 26 to 36" Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sweet peas
Pisum sativum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 to 1 1/2"70 F to 80 F 10 to 14 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 2 - 3"8 - 12" 24 to 36"60 - 90 days
Sweet Pea Seed Planting Information:

Sweet peas like cool weather and can be grown anywhere as long as you have composted soil. Peas can be grown in spring and fall. Plant seeds every 3 to 4 weeks for continuous harvest. Plant your seeds outdoors. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked, and fall planting done in August, September, and October. Most varieties require stakes, trellises, or other support for the vines to climb. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep the soil consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Pick the sweet peas regularly to promote growth of new pods. They should be harvested when pods are fully rounded.

FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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by on June 11, 2009

I came upon Alaska Sweet Peas from a biology teacher. I planted them very early this spring (late March in NORTHEAST PA). There is a VERY high yielding variety. My vines grew up a 4 foot fence and they are hanging another 2 feet above the fence. I planted about 100 seeds and I am pulling over 4 quarts daily... for the past week. Even as I pull the peas off there are hundreds of white flowers and hundreds of pea pods in various stages. The standard sugar snap pea that is growing on another section of fence has yet to produce a single flower. It has managed to grow almost 4 feet up. I cannot say enough about how well the Alaskan Sweet Peas are growing... AMAZING!!

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by on October 18, 2012

Similar experience here in Maryland. Supposed 30" vines just kept climbing and setting peas like mad. Ended up with a good 6' of vine in raised beds with lots of compost and I think we used inoculant. The yield was crazy good. Had about a 16' row that put about a gallon in the freezer and I lost count of how many we ate the day we picked them. Every time we thought they were done and got ready to pull them for the next crop my wife would have me wait just a few days and Bam!... they were back again. Definitely planting more of these next year. Next time I will definitely spread them out more as well. Grew so tight they were a bit hard to pick.

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