Early Alaska Heirloom Pea 250 Seeds Tender and Sweet Loves cool weather produces abundantly & earlier than most

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Fun Facts: 1. There are three main types of garden peas: Southern, edible-podded and English garden peas like this one 2. We have a high sugar content and start loosing our sweetness soon after harvest 3. The earliest cultivated pea dates to around 9750 BC and was found in Spirit Cave on the Thai-Burma border 4. Early peas have also been discovered in upper Egypt around 3800 BC to 3600 BC, some of which were discovered in Egyptian tombs 5. The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams 6. Pea leaves are considered a delicacy in China 7. In the mid-19th century Austrian scientist Gregor Mendel observed the pea pod leading him to create his principle of Mendelian genetics, the foundation of modern genetics 8. The word pea is believed to come from the Latin pisum which came from the Greek pison 9. In Early English pea is called pease This was shortened to pea later due to people incorrectly confusing the 'se' ending in pease as a plural

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5 5 Days Heirloom easy to grow Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . FL, OR, TX A perfect garden pea that lets you get started gardening early. It loves cool weather and produces abundantly and earlier than most. Peas are tender sweet flavored. Plant in succession for the fresh sweet taste of this pea for most of the gardening season. This bush type pea grows well in a crowded environment or up a short trellis. Perfect for raised beds and square foot gardening. Make additional plantings through early- to mid- May, or plant varieties with different maturity dates to increase the harvest period.

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