A vigorous climbing pea (up to 2m), that produces a huge crop of large, sweet- flavoured pods over a long period and adapts to a wide range of climates.This shelling variety has best flavour if harvested as soon as pods are plump and well filled.
How to grow peas in a garden
- Choose a sunny spot in the garden with well drained soil. Loosen soil to depth of 30cm and enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
- Unless you know your soil already has a high pH, add Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolomite to help raise soil pH.
- Dampen soil and sow seeds approximately25mm deep. Don’t water again until seedlings appear.
- Once seedlings emerge, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Mulch around the base of the plant with organic mulch like sugar cane or pea straw to retain moisture.
- Climbing peas like Yates Telephone, Snow Peas and Climbing Sugarsnap will need a supporting trellis to climb on as they grow. Choose a wire panels or bamboo trellis as they allow air movement through the plants.
- Harvest once peas are plump. You may be picking every 2-3 days and this will also help promote more peas! You can also sow successive crops every 4-5 weeks to extend your harvest window.