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Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel'

Early pea

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photo by Fiona Lea, copyright GAP Photos (136610)

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This is an exquisitely sweet and juicy pea. It has a neat growing habit and is easy to pick. 'Little Marvel' can be sown early in year, as well as in June for a crop that will mature in the autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit, in recognition of its fine qualities.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Pisum

Species: sativum

Cultivar: Little Marvel

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to June

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