Half Pint (Tom Thumb)


Introduced to American gardeners in the 1850s from England. This is the dwarfest pea available to gardeners. Used for shelling, excellent for pots and a real conversation piece. Plants grow 6-8” tall and have the ability to withstand hard frost. Plant early for best taste & enjoy this great little piece of the past.

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Seed Type


Latin Name:

Pisum sativum

Alternate Names

Tom Thumb

Plant Type:


Pea Type:

Shell pea

Support Needed:

None; grows to 6-8" tall


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:

+/- 110 per ounce; 1,770 per pound

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