This very old heirloom (Tom Thumb) comes from Germany and dates back to at least the beginning of the 1800's. This miniature plant is a dwarf pea variety that grows to a height of 8-10" inches, but produces full-sized pea pods. It is is the best dwarf pea for container growing and kids love them. Tom Thumb Pea is also extremely cold resistant and tasty. 50-55 days.