Pea, Climbing ‘Alderman’ (Pisum sativum)
Climbing Pea ‘Alderman’ Tall climbing pea Alderman’ is an old climbing variety sometimes known as ‘Telephone Pea’. It needs wire or trellis and will grow 2 metres tall and produce good quantities of 12cm long pods of tasty sweet peas. Sow to ripen whilst weather is still cool.
When to sow: June to September up to early November
Where to sow: Sow seed 3 to 4cm apart in 10cm wide drills
Depth to sow: 2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 4cm Between rows: 40cm
Directions: Peas are a cool season crop which should be planted from June to September. Later plantings should be of powdery mildew resistant varieties such as this one. Plant seeds 2cm deep in a 10cm wide band approximately 20 seeds per 30cm.
Packet 100 seeds