Little Marvel Pea is a great variety for eating fresh or canning. The immature pods are a great addition to your favorite stir-fry. Sautee with broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots for a healthy, delicious dish. You can also use the immature pods as a crunchy addition to any salad. Allow the pods to fill completely for large, delicious sweet peas. The mature peas are great for raw consumption in dips and salads. English Peas can also be blanched and frozen to preserve the harvest.
We recommend planting Little Marvel Pea using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Use a #5 seed plate, but always check the hole size and modify it if necessary. We recommend installing the trellis before planting. English peas perform very well when planted on double rows, with one row on each side of the trellis. This will allow you to maximize garden space, maximize the trellis, and produce more vegetables per square foot of the garden. English peas should be harvested when pods reach about 3-4″ in length and are full and plump.
Little Marvel Pea Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: early spring & fall
Planting Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 2″
Row Spacing: 4-6′
Days to Maturity: 60
Disease/Pest Tolerance: Powdery Mildew