Approximately 5-6 seeds per gram. Pisum stivum Lot# PE31202 Cascadia is a shorter bush type snap pea renowned for its thick walled pods that average 2-3” long and have sweet wrinkled peas inside them. Pods are crisp and juicy. It is a newer variety and has some resistance to disease. Cascadia vines grow 61-76 cm (24-30") tall and typically do not require staking, although some staking is always beneficial to help support the vines. Cascadia, like many pea types prefer cooler weather but can tolerate some heat. Vines produce heavy yields of slim, dark green pods that contain 6-9 peas of superb quality for fresh eating, freezing, cooking or canning. Pods mature in about 62-76 days after planting.
Direct sow pea seeds in loose, well worked soil, when soil temperature is around 10-20°C (50-70°F). As a general rule of thumb, we plant about 25 seeds per 30cm (12”) at 12mm-25mm (½-1") deep. We typically like to plant double rows of peas in our gardens. Stake and string rows as long as you require and cut two 2.5cm (1”) deep furrows with hoe or rake about 7cm (3”) apart. We generally space our double rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart. Cover with soil and gently tamp down soil with the tined end of a garden rake along the entire row. Ensure the soil is reasonably damp to promote germination. The best time to install a trellis or a pea fence is directly after planting time. Suspend the bottom of the trellis net or chicken wire just above the young plants.
Soil Conditions: Well worked, rich, loose, well-drained soil.
Planting Depth: Plant pea seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, in either single or double rows that are 2-7cm (1-3") apart.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity: 61-65 cm (24") tall. Spread: 30.0 cm (11.7") across.
Days to Maturity: 67-72 days.
Watering: An inch of water a week ensures good growth, whether peas are grown in single or double rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water your garden.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: No thinning required.
Additional Information: Open pollinated-untreated seeds. It is a very early season pea that produces abundant amounts of tasty peas that are perfect for eating fresh or freezing. Cascadia peas make an excellent choice for home gardens and organic production. Cascadia peas have strong, medium vines that reach 61-76cm (24-30”) tall and will benefit from staking or trellising although it is not required. The most common disease affecting peas is probably pea root rot (Fusarium sp. or Aphanomyces euteiches) which causes browning and drying of the foliage from the ground up. The best control is to ensure well-drained soil and to rotate crops out of legumes for at least three years. Powdery mildew causes white, powdery mold on the leaves, stems, and pods in hot weather.