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Little Marvel Garden Pea

Little Marvel Garden Pea

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64 days — 'Little Marvel' has been described as, "...a most satisfactory pea for the home garden." The plants are compact, up to thirty inches tall, very productive, hardy, luscious, and sugary. Its small pods contain peas that stay tender and sweet, even when fully ripe and completely filling the pods.

It was originally introduced by Sutton & Sons of Reading, England in 1900 and was first sold in the United States by James J. H. Gregory in 1908. Sutton stated that the parentage of was 'Chelsea Gem' and Sutton's 'A-1'.[1] 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. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Garden Peas," USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 170, March, 1934.