Growing Bush Peas

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet


Botanical name:  Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon



Bush peas

Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 95
Ounces per square foot: .02
Minimum legal germination rate: 80%
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds


When growing Bush Peas it's important to remember that they prefer a cool climate. Bush Peas need a rich soil with good drainage to produce full crop. Bush Peas do not need to be staked.

Bush Peas will be ready for harvest when the pod reaches the mature length and the pods are plump but not bursting. The length of the pea pod varies depending on the variety.

Caution: Overripe Bush Peas attain a starchy flavor.

Harvest Bush Peas every 2-4 days to encourage continued production. Harvest your Bush Peas by snapping the vine connectors away which hold the pea pods to the vine.



In garden spacing (inches): 3  
In flat spacing (inches): 1  
Planting depth (inches): 1/2
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 25
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Giver of Nitrogen



Days to maturity: 56-70
Harvesting period (days): 84
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .25 fresh
.04 dry


Diseases: Alternaria Leaf Spot., Ascochyta Foot Rot, Aster Yellows, Bacterial Blight, Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus., Damping Off, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Leaf and Pod Spot., Mycosphaerella Blight, Pea Seedborne Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Pythium Tip Blight., Root Rot., Seedborne, Seedling Blight, Septoria Leaf Blotch, Stem and Root Rot.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid, Bean Leaf Beetle, Bean Weevil, Japanese Beetle, Limabean Pod Borer, Longtailed Mealybug, Mexican Bean Beetle, Mexican Bean Beetle, Pea Aphid, Slugs and Snails


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