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Pea - Alaska Early (Earliest of All)

$199 USD

The Alaska Early Pea (Pisum sativum), originally named Earliest of All, has a lot of great qualities. As you can guess, it’s one of the earliest to produce in only 55 days. It’s a semi-dwarf frost-tolerant bush variety that grows to only 2'-3' tall and doesn’t require staking. And it produces lots of 2"-3" pods with 5-8 small, plump, smooth, peas inside. Nice flavor that isn’t too sweet. It was renamed in the late 1800s after the steamship Alaska. Can be grown in Alaska, the lower 48, and Hawaii.

  • Not too sweet
  • Full sun
  • High yields
  • Early maturity—55 days
  • Good for containers

Good companion plants: Bean, Carrot, Cucumber, Parsley, Pepper, Sage, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Thyme


  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum
  • Hardiness zones: 2-11
  • Planting season: Spring
  • Pea type: English/shelling - remove peas from pod before eating
  • Growth habit: Bush - no support
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 2"-3" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 40F-85F
  • Soil needs: Clay, sandy, loamy, chalky, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 8 plants per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 55-60 days

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