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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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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.