Pisum sativum 'Early Onward'

Pisum sativum 'Early Onward'

Pea

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Early Onward'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 65cm

Spread: 20cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit, Pisum sativum 'Early Onward' produces heavy crops of well-filled, blunt-ended pods, much earlier in the season than related variety 'Onward'. A compact variety, it needs minimal staking.

For best results grow Pisum sativum 'Early Onward' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Sow outdoors from March to June for cropping between June and October. Water once a week as soon as the plants begin to flower and form pods.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Plant
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Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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