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Badger Garden Pea

Badger Garden Pea

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68 days — The determinate plants of 'Badger' are erect, moderately branching and reach eighteen to twenty-four inches in height. The pods are three and a half to four inches long and contain about nine peas each.

'Badger' was developed as an improved canning pea variety by the Gallatin Valley Seed Company of Twin Falls, Idaho and first "sold for processor trials"[2] in 1978. It is resistant to Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Powdery Mildew, and appears to be very tolerant of Legume Yellows Virus.[2] The USDA ARS accession number is PI 601019 and although PVP was awarded, it has long since expired. Each ounce is approximately 150 seeds, which is generally enough to plant at least a ten foot row.
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Planting Instructions: Loosen rich well-drained soil in a location that receives six to eight hours of full sunlight per day. Add compost or fertilizer before planting.

Plant seeds directly outdoors in spring or fall when temperatures are cool. Plant 1½ inches deep, one to two seeds every two inches. Keep moist until germination. Thin to one plant every two inches in rows spaced thirty inches apart.
Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Pea, Green (A-L) Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by Earl T. Gritton, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and James R. Myers, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Oregon.
  2. "Plant Variety Protection Application [8100107]," USDA Plant Variety Protection Office, March 24, 1983.