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Early Perfection Peas

Early Perfection Peas.

Early Perfection Peas.

Early Perfection Peas.

Early Perfection Peas.

Hardy and flavorful, Early Perfection earns its name for its many gardener-friendly attributes. You can plant this pea early, it’s very easy to grow, and it’s drought and disease resistant. Early Perfection is a prolific producer and can be planted in the fall for a second crop. This plant yields 3-inch pods containing seven to 10 tender and sweet peas. This variety is often called Deep Green Early Perfection for their beautiful color.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Sow 1-2 inches apart, 1/2-1 inch deep
  • Plant rows 24 inches apart
  • Vines grow to 30 inches
  • Prefers a support system/trellis


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out


  • Shelling type
  • 64 days to maturity
  • First sowing should be in early spring as soon as soil can be worked
  • Last sowing should be 2 months before frost
  • Easy to grow, drought and disease resistant
  • Holds up well for canning and freezing

Have you tried growing Early Perfection peas? Do you can or freeze them? Please tell us your experiences growing Early Perfection peas.


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