Ed Hume Seeds

Blue Pod, Shelling Pea

PEAS  Blue Pod Shelling


An old Dutch heirloom variety. It has purple flowers and bluish purple pods. Grow as you would other garden peas. Provide plants with support as the vines can grow 5 to 6 feet tall. 60 to 80 days to maturity depending on use.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow directly into the garden as soon as soil is workable from early through mid spring. For continual harvest make successive plantings at 3 week intervals. Sow seeds 2 inches apart 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep.

SPACING: Leave 2 to 2 1/2 feet between rows or slightly closer if limited for space. Can be grown in wide rows sowing seeds 2 inches apart in all directions.

GERMINATION: Completely dependent upon outdoor temperatures and soil warmth. Usually one to two weeks.

Ed's Special Advice

The pods can be eaten as snow peas when young, but are used primarily as shelling peas. When fully mature and fried they can be used as soup peas in the fall or winter. 

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture

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