Originally cultivated in England, Tom Thumb shelling peas are an heirloom variety that made its debut in American in the 1850s. The petite plants, just 6-10 inches tall, get their name from the tiny character in English folklore and are just as impressive in flavor as they are fun to grow. Very easy to care for, Tom Thumb shelling pea plants are cold tolerant up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit so you can plant them very early in the spring and enjoy their bountiful harvest all summer long. Plant successive crops every 2-3 weeks and enjoy these peas well into early fall. Perfectly sized for small spaces in the garden or where trellising isn't an option, Tom Thumb shelling peas are self-supporting, which also means they're ideal for planting in containers on your patio or deck or in pots in the kitchen. You'll know your Tom Thumb peas are ready to be picked when you can see that the peas have enlarged inside 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. Tender and crisp in texture and sweet in flavor, Tom Thumb shelling peas are very versatile and will taste just a fantastic whether fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked. Harvest them on the early side to enjoy them in the pod as well.
|Item Package Size|
|Weight Of Seeds Per Packet|
|Seeds Per Packet|
approx. 55 seeds per packet
|How To Grow|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Space After Thinning|
|Days To Germinate|
|Days To Maturity|
Harvest tender fully developed peas to encourage more production.
|Seed Life Cycle|
Good For Containers, Ornamental, Grow In Greenhouse, Edible, Grow With Children
Landreth's Original, Introduced in 1925
|Ships To Canada|