Pea: Alaska (Heirloom) (Pisum sativum)
$1.00 - $5.60
Alaska peas, first known as Earliest of All Pea, (Pisum sativum) are a type of English garden pea from Bedford, England that was introduced in 1881 by Thomas Laxton. They are a result of the crossing of Ringleader and Little Gem peas. They contain less sugar and matures earlier than other pea plant cultivars. They were introduced in the United States in 1882 by James J.H. Gregory and have been one of the most popular pea varieties ever since. These peas are sturdy, grow well in cooler weather and are adapted for a shorter growing season. With optimal growing conditions, these flavorful legumes will develop rapidly and be ready for harvest in under two months.
Pea: Early Frosty (Heirloom) (Pisum sativum)
$1.00 - $5.60
Though no one really knows when peas were first cultivated, historians can be certain that people grew them for food by the Bronze Age. Legend has it that fresh peas first became popular when a French gardener introduced them to the court of Louis XIV. Because they could be dried and stored for long periods of time, people in colonial times also valued this vegetable. Horticulturalists and gardeners alike have continued cultivating peas of all varieties and sizes.
Pea: Sugar Snap (Heirloom) (Pisum sativum)
$0.25 - $5.60
Sugar Snap Pea is a native annual vegetable that was bred by Dr. Carl Lamborn who crossed a snow pea with a thick shelled English Pea. The end result was not only the very first varieties of snap pea, but also a sensational pea that was perfect for commercial food processing! This pea was so impressive it won the AAS Gold Medal in 1979! Sugar Snap pea plants can reach the height of 60” and produce green, crisp, thick pods that contain peas that are deliciously sweet!