Year Introduced: 1881
Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Renamed and introduced in 1884 by A. B. Cleveland of Cape Vincent, NY after the ship of the same name holding the speed record for crossing the Atlantic.
Country of Origin: UK
Hybridizer or Originator: Thomas Laxton of Bedford, England and introduced as 'Earliest of All'
Days to harvest: 55

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: White
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Parentage: Stabilized cross between: Ringleader X Little Gem

Common names
  • English Pea
  • Garden Pea
Also sold as:
  • Earliest of All
  • Alaska Round Green
  • Early Alaska

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  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jun 27, 2013 2:23 PM concerning plant:
    A 2-4 foot vine. Introduced in the 1880's by Thomas Laxton. A smooth seeded pea that is very cold resistant. Good production and good flavor for a smooth seed pea.

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