Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'

Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'

Pea

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 45cm

Spread: 20cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Peas are easy to grow, producing masses of pods loaded with sweet-tasting peas that can be eaten raw or cooked, and used in salads, stir-fries and as a traditional accompaniment to meat dishes. The sweetness of peas quickly diminishes after picking, so it's best to eat them as soon after harvesting as possible.

There are many pea varieties to choose from, ranging from early maturing peas that can be sown in autumn and are ready to harvest in June, to maincrop cultivars that don't mature until October. Dwarf varieties don't need staking but produce fewer pods, while sugar snap and manetout peas are the easiest to grow.

Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder' is a heavy yielding early maturing pea, ideal for successional sowings throughout spring and summer. It produces 2 pods per node, with each pod containing up to eight peas. It shows good resistance to pea wilt, and tolerance to downy mildew.

Grow Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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