Pea, Easy Peasy
A taste winner in our trials. Self-supporting plants.
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How to Sow
- Because peas are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
- For optimum flavor, grow in cool weather.
- Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
- Sow in average soil in full sun in early spring for first crop, in late summer for fall crop.
- Support shorter peas on small stakes or a pea fence. Taller peas can be supported with a tower or trellis netting. Set supports for vining varieties prior to planting.
- In rows 2 inches apart in double rows spaced 6 inches apart with 24 inches between each set of rows.
- Cover with 1 inch of fine soil, and sow 1 inch deep.
- Thin gradually to stand 4-6 inches apart starting when seedlings are about 1-2 inches high.
How to Grow
- Protect spring plantings with floating row covers to keep flea beetles away.
- Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
- Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. They do not perform well in overly wet conditions. Seeds can rot in wet soil before germination occurs when planted in early spring.
- Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
Harvest and Preserving Tips
- To determine when to pick shell peas, check the pods by eye and feel. If the pea pod is round, has a nice sheen, and is bright green, it is ready. If the seeds have made ridges on the pod and the pods are dull green, it is past prime.
- You can pick snap and snow peas at any time but are tastiest when the pods still have some play around the peas when you squeeze the pods.
- Pick snow peas before the peas start to enlarge.
- If harvest exceeds immediate fresh use, you can freeze peas immediately after harvest to retain rich flavor. Blanch peas for two minutes in boiling water, drain, and then plunge into ice cold water for another two minutes. Drain again and loosely pack the peas into plastic freezer bags or containers. Use within 9 months for best quality.
- Peas can also be dried in a dehydrator and stored in a sealed canister for use in soups and stews.
Days To Maturity60-65 daysFruit Size3 inchesSunFull SunSpread6-8 inchesHeight28-32 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin6 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Pea, Easy Peasy is rated out of 5 by 17.Rated 4 out of 5 by LeoJen from I planted these in early spring, as soon as the soil in my raised beds felt warm to touch a hand span under the dirt. They were loved, and took forever to germinate. When they finally did, they were compact, with tons of tendrils, and moderate amount of pods. I planted around 3 medium size tomato cages, which were perfect for height and training. I like trellising and training for ease of harvest. I got a decent amount of full pods, with an average of 7-12 peas per pod. But the heat just took them right out. I got to have enough for a 3 person meal, and they did taste good. I'm going to try for a fall crop instead, in a more shaded area.Date published: 2015-08-10Rated 1 out of 5 by Coley from Disappointed These did not grow well at all, only only had 4 tiny peas in each pod. Not happy with this variety at all. At least the chickens enjoyed 1 tiny snack since they did not grow well at all.Date published: 2015-07-17Rated 5 out of 5 by wino from Best 10 to 12 peas per pod and lots of them. Very sweet and tender and most pods are on the tp of the plant Best Pea we have planted here in IdahoDate published: 2015-06-25Rated 5 out of 5 by Parko from Easy to Grow-Easy to Harvest Easy Peasy is the pea to grow in a small garden area or raised bed. The first pea I have ever grown that lives up to the promise of full pods. The plants thrived in a bed with only chicken manure compost applied last fall. I planted three double rows in a 4x5 raised bed and the plants produced plenty for the table and the freezer too. The plants are self-supporting but a low divider would help keep the rows separated when you plant as close as I did. I planted again in late July in the heat of summer hoping for a fall crop. They did not disappoint me and although slower to fill out in late fall they continued to produce until a hard freeze shriveled the pods. I picked the next day and the peas inside were still fine. Love Easy Peasy Peas!Date published: 2014-11-02Rated 3 out of 5 by Sleeper from Mixed results Easy Peasy grew nicely with healthy looking plants. As promised, they did not need staking or trellising. We watered and fertilized. It looked like we would have a bountiful harvest, lots of blooms that produced lots of large pods. But, when we picked them we found that in most pods there were several peas that developed and just as many that did not develop. We had very few full pods as pictured in the literature. We will do a second planting and hope for better results. The peas were delicious!Date published: 2014-08-11Rated 5 out of 5 by pudgysmom from Love, love, love these peas This is the first year for Easy Peasy for me and what a winner! I planted a batch of Easy Peasy's next to a batch of Wandos. The Easy Peasy's germinated earlier and better germination rate. I love the dark green, very compact foliage. The pea plants are about 1/3 the size of the Wando's but have yielded more pods, earlier with more peas in each than the Wando. They have a very interesting growth habit with an abudance of tendrils! I have a raised bed garden and love the compact size without sacrificing yield. I also love that they yield a little earlier so I can get them in and out quickly and start my second season crop as soon as possible.Date published: 2014-05-26Rated 1 out of 5 by Peagrower from it NEEDS a trellis I still wait for it to flowering but definitely it NEEDS a trellis NOT self supporting plant which is a reason I want to try it outDate published: 2014-01-08Rated 4 out of 5 by TheOrganicGardener from What can I say, it's peas... Good grower, and truly self supporting. just make sure it get plenty of water and nutrients.Date published: 2013-10-16