Extra Early Pedigree


This variety was selected out of the variety Extra Early in 1893 by Kenney.  It was stabilized and introduced around 1900, and distributed by several seedsmen.  It was considered “the best strain of Extra Early ever offered.”  Very uniform, dwarf plants grow 24” tall and require minimal support.  Rare.

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Pisum sativum

Alternate Names

Improved Extra Early

Plant Type:


Pea Type:

Shell pea

Support Needed:

Optional; will grow to 20-24"


4-8 days


50 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow in early spring

Planting Depth:



Space seeds 2" apart in the row; rows 4' apart. Thin to 2-4" apart.

Seed Count:

+/- 104 per ounce; 1,675 per pound

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