Green Arrow Shelling Pea Seeds

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An English staple and a great market variety, Green Arrow Peas are a must-have in your garden. These cool-season peas have ever producing pods of about 4 inches. Individual pods can have many seeds giving you a large and tasty harvest.

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Green Arrow Shelling Peas are an English staple and a great market variety, Green Arrow Peas are a must-have in your garden. These cool-season peas have ever producing pods of about 4 inches. Individual pods can have many seeds giving you a large and tasty harvest.

Planting by Zones

Zones 9-10

  • Peas are a cool season crop in Zones 9 and 10. You can plant them in the fall through late spring.

Zones 2-8

  • Direct sow when the threat of frost is gone and the soil can be worked in early spring.

Planting Shelling Pea Seeds

  • In Zones 9 and 10 you can direct seed peas in full sun or transplant out. Because of our incredibly hot fall season, we often plant the peas in starter trays to protect them from the heat and Santa Ana winds. We transplant them out under the protection of shade cloth in deeply irrigated soils.
  • To direct sow, plant seeds in debris-free, well-worked soil that has been deeply watered. Cover with 1/2” of finely sifted soil.
  • If you are planting seeds in starter pots, plant seeds into thoroughly moist high-quality seed starting soil. Place seeds on the top of the soil and cover with 1/2” of finely sifted soil.
  • Once your pea seeds have germinated and are 1-2” tall, fertilize with an organic liquid fertilizer. When the plants are 3-4” tall you can plant them out into the garden.
  • Space plants at least 6” apart.

Growing Shelling Peas

  • Peas are easy to grow once you get them established!
  • Mulching heavily around your peas will help with weed suppression and moisture retention.

Harvesting Peas

  • If you are growing a sugar snap or snow pea variety where the pod is consumed, harvest them while the pod is tender before the peas inside have formed.
  • If you are growing shelling peas, let the peas inside the pod fully swell before picking.

Growing Peas in Containers

  • Peas are a great plant for growing in containers. You can grow peas in a container but make sure your container is at least 20” deep and the peas have something to grow up. Keep in mind containers will dry out faster because they have more surface area and less soil to hold onto moisture. Mulch heavily on the top layer of soil in the pot to keep the soil from drying out or heating up too much.

Southern California Pro-tips

  • Protecting peas from heat spells or hot weather is critical. Use shade cloth when necessary.
  • Mulch heavily around your plants to ensure the soil does not dry out or heat up.
  • When planting peas in the fall, aphids can be an issue due to the heat. Watch your peas carefully and rinse off any aphids you see until the soil cools.

Companion Flowers/Crops

  • Peas are a beautiful plant and can be grown on a trellis with other blooming ornamentals like our sweet pea flowers. Sweet peas do not have edible pods but do look beautiful with the edible peas. At the base of the pea plant, we like to plant alyssum because it is low growing and so cute!

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Weight 0.00 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in

1 review for Green Arrow Shelling Pea Seeds

  1. Megan Garcia

    This is my first experience growing shelling peas. I grew about 4-5 plants. Winter has been unusually cold in Escondido, so I shouldn’t speak to maturity time as my regular variety of snow peas took over a month longer than usual to mature. These green arrow plants grew just over 7 feet tall, much taller than I expected. They set a lot of pods, which do not mature all at once, meaning even without succession planting you can still extend your harvest. Off my 4-5 plants I harvest enough for about 1 cup of shelled peas at a time, every week or so. My plants aren’t done producing yet but I might have to pull them to make space soon, so I’m reviewing now. The peas are extremely tasty right out of the garden, or blanched for 60 seconds. I never added any fertilizer, and they didn’t seem to need it. They trellis themselves with no help, and I’ve had no issues with any kind of insects or disease. Super low maintenance up until the shelling part ?

    • brijette

      Yes, shelling takes some time but it’s a great way to connect with your food. We do it in front of the fire or while watching a show.

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