Champion of England Pea
Champion of England Pea (Pisum sativum) This is an old heirloom dating back to 1841 and judged as the best pea by the Journal of Horticulture in 1876. The story suggests that the original seed source was exchanged for a pot of beer in the back of an old English pub. This variety would eventually make its way to North America by the mid 1840’s. This is a taller growing pea with vines reaching three feet, with 8-10 very large, green wrinkled tender peas produced on 4 inch pods.
70 days to maturity
50 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1/2 - 1 inch deep, 2 inches apart in row during late spring or when soil temperature is at least 10-15 degrees Celsius.