Bill Jump's Soup Pea
This vigorous, highly productive, and versatile variety tastes delicious whether eaten dried in soup or fresh right off the vine. Vines grow 5-6' in height and bear ornate, purple-blue flowers, while the straight, green pods average 2.5-3" long and contain 4-5 wrinkled seeds. This late-maturing heirloom pea was donated to Seed Savers Exchange by Dennis Miller, whose great-grandfather, Bill Jump, grew the peas in eastern Washington since at least the 1930s.
- 80-90 days to dry pods
- From the Collection
- Can be used as a dry soup pea or eaten fresh off the vine
- Vines grow 5-6'
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Soup Pea
Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.
- Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
- Rows Apart: 24"
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Tall, prolific, sweet peas for snacking and soup peas too!
by Robert (Chicago Suburb)
I Love this Pea variety!! The vines are 6' tall and very prolific, peas everywhere. If you eat the peas while they are still small in the pods, they are so sweet and delicious! I've been eating a handful every day for weeks. (The ones that are too mature I don't eat bc I'm waiting for them to harden and dry, so I can save them and cook them as soup peas.)
Another almost 100% germination. I agree that this is a very prolific healthy plant.