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Pea, Easy Peasy

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A taste winner in our trials. Self-supporting plants.

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Here come the peas. Likely the top yielder in your spring garden, Easy Peasy is soon loaded with delicious, attractive and altogether pleasing peas. The taste test winner in our trials, plants produce 10-11 peas per pod and two pods per node. Striking blue-green plants, with super curly tendrils, are self-supporting.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

60-65 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

3 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6-8 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

28-32 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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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.
  • Sow 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.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days, possibly longer in cooler soils.
  • 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 they 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 Maturity
60-65 days
Fruit Size
3 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
6-8 inches
Height
28-32 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
6 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Pea, Easy Peasy is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from POOR YEILD poor harvest .not worth planting poor yeild 3to4 per pod just really disapointed
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these This is our first year trying Easy Peasy. Our weather has been rainy so sun has been limited by I harvested our first batch today. They are tasty and very easy to grow. I planted them next to our Trellis so I am not sure if they would of grown without one. We plan to do a Fall planting of these with more rows so I have enough to Freeze or Dehydrate for Winter use. I was over the moon happy that there were so many Peas in 1 pod, 6-10.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Peasy is surely a "Pleasey" This was our first time growing "Easy Peasy". We planted ours on March 8 in spite of not being able to really work the soil due to an unusually wet spell. In about one week it was evident germination had taken place and we were pleasantly surprised to see the rows coming up. Two weeks later we applied a basic 10-10-10 and a second application a month later. Our first picking was May 23 and we got enough for six batches in the freezer. It looks like we should get at least six more pickings. We purchased the "900 Seeds" size but, only planted 2/3 of the package. Therefore, while it is still too early to speak for the whole season, we are presently very satisfied with the quality & quantity of this product.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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: 2015-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 Idaho
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2014-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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: 2014-08-11
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