Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

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 'Maxigolt' is a fantastic late maincrop pea, bearing large, sweet, dark green peas in long, broad pods. Suitable for cultivation in ornamental borders, Pisum sativum 'Maxigolt' bears white and purple flowers, and is self-supporting. Sow seed successionally from March to August to enjoy peas all summer long.

Plant calendar

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Pisum ‘Maxigolt’ and wildlife

Pisum ‘Maxigolt’ is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is not known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Pisum ‘Maxigolt’ poisonous?

Pisum ‘Maxigolt’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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