Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft'

An easy to grow pea, sweet tasting, wrinkle-seeded, heavy cropping variety, also good for freezing. More
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If you're going to sow only one pea, sow Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft'. A sweet tasting, wrinkle-seeded, heavy cropping variety and it grows tall, just what you want to mature for harvesting over a long period with a good drip-drip supply of tasty, sweet peas. It's also good for freezing.

Genus Pisum sativum
Variety Hurst Green Shaft
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Pea
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height Up to 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing Peas 7cm (3in) apart, rows 75cm (30in) apart
Sowing, Seeds, Planting This is a second early variety which is sown in March-June. Rake out a trench about 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm (4in) wide and sow 2 rows of peas evenly spaced about 7cm (3in) apart. Rake soil back over them. Space trenches 75cm (30in) apart. When seedlings reach 5cm (2in) tall push in pea sticks 75cm (30in) tall for support. If heavy soil, sow in gutter pipes from February for planting out from March-April.
Care Tips Water moderately. Support at planting, against a trellis or fence.
Storing Freeze for up to 6 months, or store in the refrigerator for a fortnight.
Harvesting June - August. Always pick peas young. The sooner they're eaten after picking, the greater the sweetness.
Cooking Notes Eat the peas raw, or steamed. Add to salads, pasta dishes or make into soup. Or try it in Sarah's Potato and chard salad with pea pesto recipe.
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