Introduced in 1943, 'Wando' is a cross between 'Laxton's Progress' (an English heirloom) and 'Perfection' (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea cultivars. Sturdy, 24"-30" plants with 7-9 medium-sized peas in each pod. Sow in early spring and again in midsummer. In mild climates, it can even be sown in fall for winter harvest.