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Harvesting - Pea





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest 58 to 74 days, depending on variety--and growing conditions (soil, temperature, and moisture).
Average Yield
Recommended planting for a family of five 100 ft
Recommended Uses Boil, steam, stir-fry/saute, braise/stew, microwave, or raw


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Shell Type and Snap Type: pick when pods are full, but not swollen. Large peas are tough and less sweet.

Edible Pod: pick before there is much indication of the pea inside the pod. Pods become tougher as pea-size increases.

Harvesting the peas every 3 to 5 days will prevent overmaturity and stimulate the plants to continue to produce new pods. Harvested peas should be rapidly cooled to 32 to 34 F. Optimum storage conditions are between 32 to 36F and 90 to 98 percent relative humidity.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Fresh for short periods of time. May be canned or frozen.

 





Pea

Tips

Water early in the day if sprinkle-irrigation is used. Do not overwater.

 

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