At about the 9 week point my Burpeeana Early peas began to show signs of flowering. The flowers are white in color. From the point in which the flowers show up until the peas are mature to harvest will probably be around 1 ½ to 2 weeks. It's exciting to see those first flowers appear, it's then you know you are in the home stretch.
Also at this point I have noticed some of the lower leaves are dying off. I am not concerned about this. I am seeing new growth on top and I have seen lower leaves die off in broccoli, cabbage, and tomatoes before and those plants still did well. So if this happens to do, no need to worry as long the plant is still growing.