Pea, Shelling ‘Willow’
Willow is a fabulous new variety of shelling pea. It produces a large number of attractive, long, dark green pods. Willow is resistant to powdery mildew so a late planting is worth a try. Plant seeds 2cm deep in a 10cm wide band approximately 20 seeds per 30cm. It is a medium size plant that grows to 75cm tall and produces a large amount of pods as well as having the advantage of being powdery mildew tolerant. Willow can be grown either on the ground or on a trellis to maximise the yield!
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.