‘Wando’ is a cross between ‘Laxton’s Progress’ (an English heirloom) and ‘Perfection’ (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea cultivars. Sturdy, 24″-30″ plants with 7-9 medium-sized peas in each pod. Sow in early spring and again in midsummer. In mild climates, it can even be sown in fall for winter harvest. Botanical Interests’® Wando Shelling Pea Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 14 feet.
68 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10-12 weeks before your average first frost date. In mild climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.
Indoors: Not recommended.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.