Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel'

Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel'

Pea

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 60cm

Spread: 25cm

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.

Pisum sativum 'Little Marvel' 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 autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • 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

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow
Sow
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Yes
Plant
Plant
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Yes
Harvest
Harvest
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Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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