Pisum sativum ‘Early Onward’


  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Early Onward'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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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.

How to grow Pisum 'Early Onward'

  • Plant size

    65cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

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Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

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Do not Sow in October

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Do not Sow in December


Do not Plant in January

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Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Pisum 'Early Onward' and wildlife

Pisum 'Early Onward' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Pisum 'Early Onward' poisonous?

Pisum 'Early Onward' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Pisum 'Early Onward'