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Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder'

Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








4 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of the round green peas of Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder'
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Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' Overview

Pisum sativum 'Kelvedon Wonder' is a tender climbing annual that produces double green pods containing small and sweet tasty peas that can be eaten straight from the plant or added to a variety of cooked dishes. Also known as Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' is an early crop variety that produces pods ready to pick from June for 3 to 4 weeks. Keep your peas well picked to encourage more pods to develop. Pick peas in the morning after the dew has dried. They are crispiest, then. When you pick peas, use two hands to prevent accidental tearing or breaking of stems that will prevent other pods from developing. Secure the vine with one hand and pull the peas off with your other hand. Seeds can be sown undercover in early spring or direct-sown in situ when the soil has warmed up. Alternatively, you can direct sow in autumn and overwinter - with protection for an early crop. Newly emerging foliage will need protection from birds and support to climb up. Water regularly when the flowers appear to help the pods to swell. Mulching around the base of plants can help prevent drying out. Peas are a cooler weather crop and hot summer temperatures arrive and put an end to production.

Common problems with Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder'

Can be attacked by Mexican Bean Beetles, and Seedcorn maggot. They can also suffer from Seed decay, seedling root rot, wilt.

Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' Companion Plants

How to propagate Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder'


Sow seeds in drills 5cm (2") deep and 7.5 cm (3") apart with 60cm (24") between rows. Cover back over and lightly frim - you can use the back of a rake and water the area to settle the soil. Undercover - sow seeds in to lengths of plastic gutter or modular cells. Acclimatise the seedlings before planting out. Gutter sown seedlings can be slid into prepared trenches.

Special features of Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder'

Attractive fruits

Crop rotation

Grow Legumes (Peas, Broad, French and Runner beans) in areas that previously held Potatoes (3 year plan) or Onions and roots (4 year plan) and follow with Brassicas. Rotating crops annually helps avoid the build-up of soil pests and diseases.

Other uses of Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder'


The peas are edible and are used in a variety of cuisines.

Vegetables to Grow Through Winter

These crops will keep growing throughout the winter if provided with some protection from the worst of the winter weather.

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Edibles to Sow Outside in October

In vegetable beds, at the allotment or in the kitchen garden, sow these now to grow over the cooler winter months.

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