Virtues: The compact ‘Patio Pride’ pea allows gardeners to easily grow peas in containers or a tiny patch of ground. These pretty plants offer a quick harvest (just 40 days from sowing). ‘Patio Pride’ won the All-America Selections Southeast Regional Award in 2017.
Common name: ‘Patio Pride’ pea
Botanical name: Pisum sativum ‘Patio Pride’
Exposure: Full sun
Season: Peas prefer cool temperatures and develop quickly, making them a crop for the spring and fall vegetable gardens.
Yield: ‘Patio Pride’ peas are mature roughly 40 days after sowing seed. The pods lengthen to 2 or 3 inches. They have a sweet flavor. Each plant yields more than 30 pea pods.
Habit: This compact pea plant can be grown in the garden or in an 8-inch (or larger) pot. It reaches just 18 to 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide when it is trained on a support. Untrained, it reaches 8 to 10 inches tall with a rambling habit; it is suitable for a hanging basket.
Origins: Bred by Terra Organics
How to grow ‘Patio Pride’ pea: Peas require full sun, fertile soil and good drainage. Sow ‘Patio Pride’ seeds in spring as soon as the soil can be worked, or about a month before your expected last frost. Seedlings should have a final spacing of 6 inches. To grow peas in containers, grow one ‘Patio Pride’ per pot. Seeds for a fall harvest should be sown at least 6 weeks before your expected first frost. Keep the seedlings shaded and watered well during hot spells. ’Patio Pride’ peas are ready to harvest 40 days after seed is sown.
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