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Peas

 

General information

  • Pisum sativum (Peas) Fabaceae Family (Legume) Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: fertile, well drained soil.
  • Can tolerate light frost. Bush and vining varieties.
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Pests and diseases

  • Pea root rot 
  • Powdery Mildew 
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Aphids

Successful cultivars

  • Maxigolt (65 days) Shelling type. Broad pods contain large, sweet, dark green peas. 
  • Sugar Snap (58 days) Snap type. Flavorful, sweet, crisp pods.
  • Avalanche (60 days) Snow type. High yielding, dark green pods.

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