First Early variety
A prolific cropper offering masses of small peas in well filled, dark green pods. Suitable for successional sowings throughout the season.
Outdoors, March-June where they are to crop, in flat drills 15cm (6") wide and 5cm (2") deep, in well-cultivated, fertile soil. Sow in a zig-zag fashion along the drill, allowing 5cm (2") between seeds. Fill the drill with fine soil and firm down gently. Allow 60cm (2') between rows. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days. Harvest: May-October.
Tips: Protect seedlings from birds with twigs or bird scarers. Water well during dry spells. Ideal for deep freezing.
Early sowings benefit from frost protection. Stick or twigs, placed either side of the row for support, will make picking easier. Water well until plants are established. Successional sowings will ensure a continuous supply and long harvest. Pick regularly for the best yields.