pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'

pea / Pisum sativum 'Hurst Greenshaft'

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Buy pea 'Hurst Greenshaft' pea / Pisum sativum 'Hurst Greenshaft': A superb, sweet summer pea


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained

    A superb summer pea with one of the best flavours of all the maincrop varieties. The pods reach 10cm long and are tightly-packed with about 10 peas in each. A wrinkle-seeded variety, known for the sweetness of their flavour, the plants are extremely reliable and productive, and resistant to both downy mildew and fusarium wilt. The flowers are edible too and look pretty sprinkled over salads.

  • Growing Instructions: Choose a sunny, sheltered site with fertile soil and make a broad flat-bottomed drill 5cm deep and 10cm wide. Water it, then place the peas in a double row before backfilling with soil. Protect from mice and slugs. Support the tall, scrambling plants with twiggy peasticks or canes and string as they grow. Harvest from the bottom of the plant, where peas mature first, and work your way upwards to enjoy your peas at their best.

  • Sow: April-May

  • Harvest: July-September

  • Approximate quantity: 150 seeds.

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Notes on pea 'Hurst Greenshaft'

"Peas-You can eat from the same pea plant all season: tender peashoots in spring, flattened pods as mangetouts shortly after, big fat peas to finish with a few to dry for winter."

Delicious and very easy to grow

5

Masses of great tasting peas with very little effort

JT

SW

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I would buy Hurst Greenshaft peas again

5

Easy to handle and plant

Bennny

Dumfries and Galloway

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Exceptional crop

5

Good germination, vigorous growth and plenty of peas with a great taste. I have found this is the best variety to grow

Sunnybank

Lancashire

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new seeds

5

First class service,always pleased with seeds ordered,super fast delivery well done,many thanks.

pete

West Midlands

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