Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Heirloom Snow-Pea - Shelling Soup Pea Seeds Naturally Grown Open Pollinated Gardening
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Blue Podded Blauwschokkers Heirloom Snow-Pea - Shelling Soup Pea
This variety is a very productive Dutch strain of pea and also known as 'Blauwschokkers.' A beautiful pea that produces deep purple pods, with bright green peas. An abundance of violet flowers. It is best used as a soup pea by picking when the pods are full, but it can also be grown as edible-podded sugar peas by harvesting before peas have developed. This unique variety dates back hundreds of years in Europe and is still popular in parts of Europe and Canada. Fun to grow and good to eat, the perfect crop for kids and those who like color. A medium early variety. This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. 65 to 80 days to harvest.
Seed directly in the ground as soon as the soil can be worked in the early Spring. Sow about an inch apart in rows on either side of a trellis, or in bands of 2-3 feet, with the trellis in the middle. Keep soil constantly moist until germination. No need to thin. Peas are self-pollinating, though it is best to isolate different varieties of P. sativum by at least 25 feet (we do 75 feet to be sure) to avoid unwanted cross-pollination from flying insects. For seed saving, harvest the peas when their shells have become dried and crispy. Layout the pods in a dry, sunny place to dry down further. Shell the peas and lay out the seeds in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight for at least another few days to a week before storing for next year.
.50 oz / 45+ Seeds
1.0 oz / 90+ Seeds
All our garden seeds are hand-selected and packaged in resealable airtight bags (each bag is individually labeled), and for the current growing season. Varietal information, growing tips, and germination test are printed on the seed packet.
Our seeds are sourced from local growers and are grown using natural methods, no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used. We stand behind the quality of our seed. All our garden seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, naturally grown, and Non-GMO. I have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge" and I do not sell GMO seeds.