Pea, Shelling ‘Melbourne Market’ syn Massey Gem (Pisum sativum)
Melbourne Market is one of the best flavoured shelling pea and is widely planted by both professional farmers and home garden gardeners. Plants are dwarf, growing to 50cm only, and productive producing pods that contain 8 peas. Not for Tasmania.
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 150 seeds