Approximately 3-4 seeds per gram Pisum sativum Lot# PE31216 Lincoln pea is an old homestead shelling type of pea that was first introduced in 1908. It is a high yielding productive plant that grows to 76 cm (30”) high. Lincoln produces good amounts of medium sized pods 10-13 cm (4-5”) long with 7-9 peas per pod. The tightly-filled pods are easy to shell. The Lincoln Pea does better than many other pea types in warmer weather. The compact vines are a good choice for small gardens and the plants will benefit from some support from a pea fence. Plant produces heavy yields of flavorful peas. This premium quality pea is suited for eating fresh or canning and makes an excellent freezer variety.
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 30 cm (12”) at 12 mm-25 mm (½-1") deep. We typically prepare to plant double rows of peas in our gardens. Stake and string rows as long as you require and cut two 2.5 cm (1”) deep furrows with hoe or rake about 7 cm (3”) apart. We generally space our double rows 45-60 cm (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 seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, in double rows that are 2-7 cm (1-3") apart.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity:76 cm (30”) tall. Spread: 30.0 cm (11") across.
Days to Maturity: 67-72 days.
Watering: 2.5 cm (1") of water a week ensures good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single or wide 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. Lincoln peas make an excellent choice for home gardens and organic production. Lincoln pea although only 76 cm (30”) tall have strong, medium vines that reach 152 cm (60”) tall. Vines will need to be staked or trellised to help provide support for pod production.