Pisum sativum var sativum
Wando Pea (70 days)
Wando was created from crossing Laxton's Progress and Perfection. It was released in 1943 with much fanfare because unlike many peas it tolerates heat.
Touted in the old catalogs as drought resistant compared to other peas.
Not as sweet as some other varieties, but consistently performs. Reliable homestead pea.
Used to sow late in the season to extend your pea harvest. Excellent type for Southern gardeners. Still performs well in cool temps.
Vines are 24-32" tall, bearing 3-4" pods filled with 6-8 dark-green peas. Excellent freezer variety.
***Resistant to Root-Knot Nematodes
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . FL, TX
Plant in September or October to get a great crop in the spring. The Northern California rains keep them watered. They can weather the worst temperatures that we get here.