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Pisum sativum ‘Kelvedon Wonder’

Pea

  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

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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.

How to grow Pisum 'Kelvedon Wonder'

  • Plant size

    45cm 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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Harvest
Harvest

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Pisum 'Kelvedon Wonder' and wildlife

Pisum 'Kelvedon Wonder' is known for attracting bees. It 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 'Kelvedon Wonder' poisonous?

Pisum 'Kelvedon Wonder' 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 'Kelvedon Wonder'