Champion of England
Said to have originally been selected out of Knight Dwarf White Marrow around 1840. Another reference says the stock was originally sold for a pot of beer on a Sunday morning! Either way, this is a great old heirloom introduced in 1846 by Fairbeard. Sturdy plants need support and can grow 5-8′ tall in ideal conditions. Although rather tall, this variety is great for small gardens where space is limited because of the vertical growing potential. Large pods contain 8-10 very sweet peas.