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Pea, Peas-in-a-Pot

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Compact variety that grows well in containers and pots.

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Custom-bred for containers and small space gardens, Peas-in-a-Pot is a petite 10" plant that produces a yield a pea plant four times its size would be proud of. Grow in an 8" diameter pot on a sunny balcony, deck or patio.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


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.

4 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10 inches

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  • Peas

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16

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
Full Sun
4 inches
10 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
4 inches
Pea, Peas-in-a-Pot is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was excited to try these peas, but they were a big disappointment. I tried two different plantings in pots, and neither was successful. The peas sprouted quickly, but the plants never grew taller than 3" or 4". There were very few extremely small pods with no peas.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the best I'm disappointed in these peas. They seem to grow well enough, and there are edible peas in the pods, but they are tough and don't taste as good as other peas.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Taste The germination rate of these plants was almost 100 percent. I was very happy with the overall taste of the pods. I live and NE Florida and sowed them indoors on December 30th and moved the pots outdoors on January 23rd. I was able to start harvesting produce on February 28th. As of May 13th I have harvested approximately 2 pounds of produce from each plant. I have noticed a slowing of production as the temperature has increased. I will definitely replant this product in the fall.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the trouble The taste was fine, but the small pods with few peas meant it wasn't worth the trouble. You would do better with larger, normal peas in a bigger pot. Only if you're really limited to a small pot on a tiny terrace should you consider these.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Container pea This pea grew well in my container but each plant only produced one or two pods. Not that tasty. I will try a sweeter variety in the container and see how it does,
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from JUst Wondering I love them. They were sweet and tender. Just picked my first pod at 30 days. Plants are healthy in a well drained pot with Miracle Grow soil. I have 5 plants in a 6.5" dia x 6" deep pot they're 5-6" tall and grew two pods per plant. I want to know is my pot big enough? My roots are coming out the bottom. I planted 4 more seeds in each pot. It seemed like there was not enough plants in each pot. Word of advice, make sure they are well drained pots. My other two did not make it after two weeks, they drowned. I mean very well drained pots. I started them indoors at first giving them a few hours of sun when the weather warmed up. They are in full sun now and it's been over 80 for two weeks. Any advice?
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grows well. Good Taste Does as described but need to plant many to get meal worth for family of 4. Does mature in almost exactly 60 days. I have bought many times. Excellent in containers.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as sweet as expected Super germination, very fast growth, excellent yield in an amazing compact space. These were very cute and lots of fun to grow. We were less enthusiastic about eating them though. They were not as sweet and tender as traditional sugar snaps grown on the vine.
Date published: 2014-07-01
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