Early Bush Pea
Here is the earliest maturing pea of all. Alaska will grow from 2 to 3 feet tall depending on the weather and time planted. A good pea for eating fresh, freezing, canning or dried. Approx. 56 days till maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly into the garden in early spring as soon as the soil is workable. Sow seeds 2 inches apart and cover with 1 to 1 l/2 inches of fine soil firmed down. Sow successive plantings at 3 week intervals until mid spring. Sow mid July to early August for fall harvest.
SPACING: Leave 2 to 2 1/2 feet between rows. 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. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
When possible, plant rows in a north-south direction for best sun exposure and good air circulation. Alaska grows well in cool weather. This earliest of all peas can also be planted late for a fall crop.