Laughing Owl Sweet Peas

Sweet Pea Seed for the Commercial Grower

Choosing what to grow

Choosing the right strain of cut flower sweet peas to grow is vital if the best results are to be obtained. The choice will depend on many factors; location, growing conditions, season and market preferences among them. The early flowering Winter Sunshine™ and Spring Sunshine™ sweet peas have consistently outperformed other strains in both Europe and North America, and are rapidly achieving market dominance.

Our active breeding program means that new sweet peas are being added to our catalogue on a regular basis. The table below compares the features of the different ranges of cut flower sweet peas we offer, to help in making an informed decision.

Comparison of cut flower sweet pea strains

Strain Winter Sunshine™ Spring Sunshine™ Summer Sunshine™
season very early early late
heat tolerance good excellent poor
resistance to bud drop excellent very good fair
stem length long very long long
stem weight medium strong heavy
colour range very good good excellent
growth moderate strong vigorous
fragrance strong medium strong

Other Strains

Many types of sweet pea have been used for cut flower production over the years, some of them very successfully. Follow the link for brief details of a few of the better known Other Strains, some of which are still available commercially.

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