Pea, Tom Thumb

Pisum sativum
$2.99 to $15.00
SKU: 1177
  • Plants grow to 8 inches
  • Good for container gardening
  • Able to withstand hard frosts
  • Shelling pea
  • 50-55 days
  • ±2,000 seeds/lb
$2.99 to $15.00

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Originated in England and introduced in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. Several strains of Tom Thumb peas have existed and over time further reductions in height and advances in earliness were achieved. At 8" tall this is the best dwarf pea for container gardening. Plants are able to withstand hard frosts. Shell, 50-55 days. ±2,000 seeds/lb.

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2-1"

Germination: 7-14 Days

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. In addition to containers, Tom Thumb is good for cold-frame production and for planting in flower borders.