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Alderman grows to around 150cm (5ft), so it requires support similar to that for runner beans. The little extra effort is well worth it, when you start picking a bumper crop of really tasty peas. It is also a variety widely grown by exhibitors because of the quality of its pods.

  • Exhibition favourite
  • High yielding
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Sowing Time



Harvest Time


Plant Spacing

60cm (24in)

Sowing Outdoors

  • Make a flat bottomed drill 15cm (6in) wide and water it well
  • Sow about ten seeds per 30cm (12in), spacing them evenly in a zigzag manner
  • Cover it with about 2cm (1in) of soil, and firm it down with the flat edge of a rake
  • Allow about 60cm (24in) between rows



  • As the peas start to grow, support them with canes and netting or a similar structure to that used for runner beans
  • The plants will reach a height of up to 150cm (5ft)


  • Keep well watered, especially in dry spells



Growing Tips

  • As seedlings emerge, the shoots are very attractive to birds, placing a few little twigs over the row will give some protection


For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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