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A wonderfully sweet, easy to grow pea with edible pods, Sugar Snap peas will full-sized peas with no shelling necessary. Just eat the pea and pod together!
Sugar Snap Pea Seeds
Sugar snap peas are similar to snow peas in that you can eat the pods, but unlike snow peas, form full-sized peas and aren’t flat. (Both the peas and the pods are sweet!) The green pods are about 3" long, 1/2" across, and bear over a long picking period as long as you keep harvesting.
Unlike many pea varieties, Sugar Snaps will bear well in both hot and cold weather, and therefore has a longer growing season. The vines can grow to more than 6’ or more and will need staking or trellising. They also freeze well.
Great eaten raw, stir-fried, or cooked in casseroles and stews.
An AAS Winner.
What is eating my Sugar Snap peas? If you begin to notice that your pea plants and seedlings are being eaten, then the usual culprits are cabbage maggots or cutworms. They can leave holes in your leaves and eating the peas. You can combat these pests by sprinkling a light dusting of wood ash around the base of your Sugar Snap plant.
What should you not grow near Sugar Snap peas? Onions, Chives and Garlic can stunt the growth of your Sugar Snap peas. Make sure you plant your peas and Aliums far enough away from each other so your pea plants won't be affected.
Do Sugar Snap plants give nitrogen to your soil? Sugar Snap plants take nitrogen from the air and convert it into food for themselves. If you want to increase your crops production you can add nitrogen-fixing agents that help your pea plants roots convert extra nitrogen into plant food for itself.
Sugar Snap Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 70 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times