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Pisum sativum 'Fortune'

Early pea

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Fortune' is claimed to be a replacement for the older variety 'Feltham First', boasting reliable yields of excellent quality peas. For an early crop, sow in November in a sheltered position. Alternatively, sow under cloches from January to March to harvest in June to July. Peas need well-drained but moist soil. Before sowing, dig in lots of organic matter, such as compost. Most varieties need to be given some support, such as netting or pea sticks. For the juiciest peas, water the plants once a week as soon as the plants begin to flower and form pods.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Pisum

Species: sativum

Cultivar: Fortune

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: November to March

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