Pea Seeds - Lincoln
- Seed Count: 40 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 65-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Pea, Pod Vegetable
- Growth Habit: Climbing vine, requires support
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
- Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds 1 inch deep, spacing 2 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart
- Culinary Uses: Ideal for fresh eating, freezing, and cooking
History: The Lincoln Pea, also known as the Homesteader pea, is a classic heirloom variety, cherished for its sweet flavor and tender pods. This variety dates back to the early 1900s and has been a staple in home gardens and markets due to its prolific yields and excellent quality.
Uses: Lincoln Peas are celebrated for their sweet taste and versatility in the kitchen. They can be eaten fresh off the vine, added to salads, or cooked in a variety of dishes like soups, stews, and stir-fries. They are also excellent for freezing, retaining their flavor and texture.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: Lincoln Peas have a climbing growth habit and require support for optimal development. They thrive in well-drained, fertile soil and prefer full sun to partial shade. For planting, sow the seeds about 1 inch deep in the soil, spacing them about 2 inches apart in rows that are 18-24 inches apart. Regular watering and occasional feeding with a low-nitrogen fertilizer will promote healthy growth. Peas are cool-season crops and should be planted early in the spring. Harvest when the pods are plump but before they begin to harden.