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Lincoln (Homesteader) Pea

Lincoln (Homesteader) Pea

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68 days — Originally from England, 'Lincoln' performs well in the Northern United States. Its vines resist wilt, are heat tolerant, grow eighteen to thirty inches tall, and do benefit from some support. 'Lincoln', also known as 'Homesteader', is productive and as an added bonus, the pods are easy to shell.

First introduced in the United States by J. M. Thorburn & Co. of New York in 1908,[1] 'Lincoln' was bred and originally introduced by the T. H. Lincoln & Co.[1,2] of Boston, England[2] some years prior. It remained popular in commercial pea production into the mid-1960s. 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. "Thorburn's Seed Annual," J. M. Thorburn, New York, New York, 1908.
  2. "Vegetables of New York: Peas," U. P. Hedrick, New York A. E. S., 1928.