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Pisum sativum
PEA-GREENFEAST SHELLING-DWARF is a bush shelling pea that grows well in cooler months of Spring, Autumn and Winter. Produces 11cm pods full of sweet, juicy peas and can grow up to 90cm tall.  They like well drained, fertile soil but prefer slightly alkaline soil. Flowering is decreased with temps over 25C. Sow direct in a sunny position and water regularly. Easy for anyone to grow, even kids.
Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas are a popular and versatile vegetable that can be easily grown in a variety of climates. These peas are a great source of protein, fibre, and essential vitamins, and are often used in salads, soups, and stews.

Sow thinly in furrows 5cm deep, fill the trench and gently firm down. Seedlings will emerge after 8 – 10 days. Water regularly when sprouted. Pea seeds DO NOT like heavy soil.  Harvest around 65 to 70 days. No need to add fertiliser as legumes will produce their own nitrogen for growth. Good to grow in a bed after potatoes or tomatoes. Disease resistant cultivar


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How to Grow Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas

  1.  Peas prefer cool temperatures and can be planted early in the spring or late in the summer.  Select a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day and has well-draining soil.
  2. Prepare the soil before planting.  Add compost or well-rotted manure to the soil to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.  Peas prefer a slightly acidic soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
  3. Plant seeds directly in the soil, 2-3 cm (1 inch) deep and 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) apart. If planting in rows, space rows 45-60 cm (18-24 inches) apart. Water the seeds well after planting.
  4. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  5. Fertilise with a side dressing of nitrogen-rich fertiliser at the time of planting to give them a boost. Peas are nitrogen-fixing plants, which means they can create their own nitrogen. Only add extra nitrogen at time of sowing.
  6. Support the peas as they grow, to prevent them from falling over. Install trellises, stakes or other supports when the plants are 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) tall. This will also make harvesting easier.
  7. Harvest your Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas at roughly 60-70 days after planting. The pods should be plump and green, before they start to yellow. Harvest regularly to encourage continued production.

Heritage of Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas

Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas are a variety of English shelling peas. They are a compact, bushy plant that produces sweet, succulent peas ideal for shelling. The Greenfeast variety is a recent introduction, developed by the British seed company, Thompson & Morgan. They are a hybrid variety, bred to be disease-resistant and high-yielding.  Greenfeast Shelling-Dwarf Peas are a great addition to any vegetable garden, providing a tasty and nutritious crop with minimal effort.

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Planting Guide for Australia

Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Plant Height (cm)

45 - 60

Season of Interest

Sssspring / Summer

Temperature Range (°C)

10 - 25

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial


Frost Hardy / Tender


Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow Direct


Well-draining soil, rich in organic matter


6.0 - 7.0

Soil Temperature (°C)

10 - 15

Seed Preparation

Soak seeds in water for 24 hours before planting

Sowing Depth (mm)

2.0 - 3.0

Plant Spacing (cm)

5 - 10

Row spacing (cm)

45 - 60


Regular to keep soil moist

Germination Time (Days)

7 - 14

Harvest Time (Days)

60 - 70

Good Companion Plants

Carrots, Radishes, Cucumbers, Corn, Beans

Bad Companion Plants

Onions, Garlic, Shallots,


Aphids, Pea Leaf Weevils, Pea Moths, Pea Leaf Miners, Slugs, Snails, Birds


Powdery Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Root Rots, Downy Mildew

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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