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Pea - Sugar Snap - Pisum sativum
Hardy annual Snap. Sweet and crunchy edible pods and peas grow on tall vines. Pods are 2"-3" long, ?" across, and bear over a long picking period. Yields well in both hot and cold weather.
Soil & Water: Well drained, fertile, slightly acidic to neutral soil. Adequate water is needed for high yield.
Planting & Growing: Direct seed in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. For best yields and easier picking, provide support at planting time with a fence or trellis
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the peas enlarge in the pods. Good for freezing and canning.
Did You Know? Peas are a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium and dietary fiber. Peas are legumes which add nitrogen to the soil.
Soil Temperature: 50-80F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 6'
Days To Maturity: 50-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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I live in zone 3-4 (Anchorage, AK) and planted these this year. They grew over 7 feet tall with great production. My family loves the flavor and snaps peas off just to eat out of hand almost every time they go outside. Cooking makes them a bit sweeter, and they work well in all sorts of recipes. Probably the best sugar snap pea I've ever grown, and we plan to put in a lot more next year.Review by Shala (on 8/13/13)
I trialled a few different varieties and this is the one I stuck with. The pods are exceptionally tasty and the vines are heat tolerant and produced into the summer heat. They were productive and got very tall. They did get powdery mildew, but only at the end of the season when production was slowing down anyway.Review by Stephanie (on 12/10/12)