Pea Shelling Wando

05/03/2016 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Seeds, Sprouts, Uncategorized, Vegetable Gardening

Introduced in 1943, Wando is a cross between Laxton’s Progress (an English pea) and Perfection (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea varieties. 18″ – 30″ plants with 7 – 8 medium sized peas in each pod.   Produces in 68 days.
Pea Shelling Wando

This packet sows two 7-foot rows.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. soil temperatures must be above 40°F. In USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 – 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Shelling peas should be harvested when the pods are plump, about 3 weeks after flowering. Peas that are too mature are tough, and will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest regularly when pods are at their peak. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick pod with the other to avoid breaking the brittle vines.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:

Row Spacing:

Do not thin