Alaska Garden Pea - Packet

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It should go like this: “Peter Piper picked a peck of Alaska Peas,” since these early bearing peas produce good yields of fat pods. Delicious for soups or whirred into guacamole to add a sweet accent. Rugged plants prefer cool weather. In the deep south, sow in November through the second week of January. Northern climates, sow as early as ground can be worked. Plants are relatively dwarf compared to other varieties, require 3-foot fence to stake.
Plant Information
Introduced in 1880 by Thomas Laxton of Bedford, England, Alaska garden peas were discovered to be one of the quickest to grow so were named after the steamship that held the transatlantic speed record at the time. They're a semi-dwarf variety, producing plants that reach about 2-3 feet in height. And although shorter than some, they aren't self-supporting and should be staked in your garden or container. Plant your seeds in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked, and continue planting every 2-3 weeks to enjoy successive crops all summer and even into fall. In as little as 55 days, the hardy vines will be laden with rich green pods about 3-4 inches in length, each one embracing 5-8 of the most perfectly round, smooth and crisp green peas you've ever seen or tasted. Considered one of the classic shelling varieties, Alaska garden peas are ready to be picked when you can see that the peas have enlarged inside the pods and the pods are still a bright green. Hold the vines while harvesting to avoid tearing them. Pop the pods open at the seam and scoop the peas out with your thumb. Very crisp in texture and mildly sweet in flavor, Alaska garden peas are perfect fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked and an ideal choice for pea soup.
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Item Package Size
Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.42 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 125 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Pisum sativum
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1 inch
Seed Spacing
1-3 inches
Row Spacing
12-24 inches
Space After Thinning
Not required
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Habit
Harvest tender fully developed peas to encourage more production.
Seed Life Cycle
Good For Containers, Grow In Greenhouse, Edible, Grow With Children
Additional Information
Landreth's Original, Introduced in 1898
Ships As
Ships To Canada
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