American Wonder flowers with beautiful, fragil white flowers. This early variety produces a prolific amount of thick, hard, unedible pods with about 8-10 peas in one pod. This very deliciously flavoured, sweet peas can be eaten fresh and dried. Can be kept frozen to store. American Wonder is a low growing variety and doesn't need support. Height: 40-45 cm.
Days till harvest
98 - 112
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40 - 45 cm
Indoor sowing: from february
Outdoor sowing: march - may
Germination: 10 - 14 days
Germinationtemp.: 10 - 20°C
Sowing depth: 2 - 4 cm
Plant distance: 30 - 50 cm
Plant position: sunny and sheltered
Days till harvest: 98 - 112
Soak the seeds 24 hours before sowing in tepid water. This helps with germination. It's also possible to pre-germinate the seeds. Put the seeds in a bowl of warm water and let the water stand to halfway the height of the seeds. Refill often because the seeds take a lot of water in. The seeds grow thiny roots of approx. 1 cm in size after 3-4 days. Sow these seeds indoors. Sow indoors from february on. Sow the seeds in seperate pots. Sow 1 seed in each pot. Cover the seeds with a thick layer of soil, because peas are dark germinators. Keep the seeds moist and warm. Keep the temperature as even as possible. Don't let the temperature drop during the night. Plant the seedlings outdoors from the beginning of march. Protect the seedlings against slugs, snails and birds. Earth the seedlings up when they're approx. 10 - 15 cm tall. Give a sturdy support with poles and gauze especially to tall growing varieties.
Sow outdoors from march till may. Sow the seeds 2-4 cm deep and cover them with soil. Protect the seeds against mice and birds. Make a sturdy support with poles and gauze to support the growing plants. Keep the rows apart. The space between rows should be 60 cm for low growing varieties and 120 cm for tall growing varieties. Earth the seedlings up when they're approx. 10 - 15 cm tall. Protect the seedlings and young plants against slugs, snails and birds. It can be necessary to protect the pods against birds. Crop rotation is necessary to prevent the build up of diseases in the soil. Use a crop rotation of 4 years. Pick the pods regularly to promote the growing of new pods.