The Oregon Giant is one of the largest varieties of peas. This pea produces large long pods reaching up to 5 inches in length. Not only are they large but they are known to be one of the sweetest varieties with an extra crunchy texture.
How to Grow Oregon Giant Peas
- Latin Name: Pisum sativum
- Days to Maturity: 60-70
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: well drained, loose
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: 1"
- Plant Space: 3"
- Row Spacing: 12-18"
- Pests/disease: Enation virus, mildew
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 110 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 440 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 1,760 Seeds
For an increased crop yield use netting or a trellis to keep the pods off the ground. This variety does best when sowed in early spring and harvested late summer or early fall. It is important to keep the surrounding areas of the plant weeded and watered to encourage growth. Peas are a cool weather crop so it is important to advise the weather before sowing.