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Swenson Swedish Pea Heirloom

€2,90 EUR

Swenson Swedish Pea is a Heirloom snow pea variety, similar to mangetout, said to originate from Sweden. It was given to the Seed Savers Exchange by Charles Swenson whose grandfather brought the variety to Minnesota from Sweden in 1876. It produces large yields of beautiful sweet pods with a yellowish skin tone, each pod containing between 6 to 8 peas. According to Charles Swenson, the peas are usually harvested while still young and flat and cut into ¼" pieces and creamed to make a traditional Scandinavian dish. We grew this variety in Cork and it certainly stands out in the garden. It will need support to climb. Good flavor. Seeds grown and seed saved in Cork, Ireland.

Scientific Name: Pisum sativum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 15 °C

Germination time in days: 7-14 days

Indicative Days to maturity:  70 days

Sunlight: full sun

Soil requirement: well drained, non acidic

Sowing and cultivation: Direct sow outdoors 1"deep, 2" apart in early spring or early autumn when soil temperature reaches 7C. Plant row apart 24". Suitable for succession planting for a continuous harvest