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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Peas, English; shell

Snap peas, edible-podded peas | Southern peas, cowpeas
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 15 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 25 to 30 feet
  • 1 pound of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 24 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 2 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 1 inch deep
  • 65 to 75 days from planting to eating stage
  • 720 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 15 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For peas-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Little Marvel
      Plants small but productive, early
    • Green Arrow
      High yield, disease resistant
    • Spring
      Early
    • Knight
      Early, short vines
    • Bolero
      Mid
    • Green Arrow
      Mid to late, long holding in field
    • Lincoln
      Mid to late, very sweet

Peas, snap; edible-podded peas

  • Recommended varieties
    • Sugar Bon
      Early
    • Sugar Ann
      Early
    • Cascadia
      Mid
    • Supersnappy
      Mid, large pods
    • Oregon Giant
      Mid to late, large pods
    • Snowflake
      Late, dark green
    • Super Sugar Pod
      Late, long vines

Growing zones in Missouri

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to April 10
    • North Missouri
      March 25 to April 10

Peas, Southern; cowpeas

  • Recommended varieties
    • Mississippi Silver
      Early maturing, brown crowder; use green or dry
    • Pink Eye Purple Hull
      Bushy, vining to semi to vining plant, white with small purple eye

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 15 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      April 25 to May 15
    • North Missouri
      May 1 to 15

 

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