Garden Pea Seed ‘Hurst Green Shaft’ Pack King’s Vegetable Seeds

£1.70

3 in stock

when grown fresh, peas are a totally different vegetable to those that are frozen.

To get the sweetest flavour, peas are best cooked when picked young and cooked within 30 minutes of harvest, before the sugar has turned to starch.

Hurst Greenshaft is one of the most popular varieties. It produces heavy crops of long pointed pods which are produced in pairs containing about 10 peas of wonderful flavour.

The plant will grow to an approximate height of about 60cm.

Sow: March – June

Harvest: May – August

Average seeds ; 350

WHEN TO SOW

April to May

WHERE TO SOW

Flat bottom drill 5cm (2″) deep and 10cm (4″) wide.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

Space the seeds 5cm (2″) apart throughout the drill, allow 60cm (24″) between drills, cover with soil.

MATURITY

July to September

HANDY TIP

An early start for a quick crop can be aided by covering a row with plastic cloches, remove them once the plants are 20cm (8″) tall.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

A good source of Pro-Vitamin A and Vitamins C, B 1 and folic acid.

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