Improved selection of the popular sugar snaps. Earlier harvest than standard sugar snaps with numerous, larger pods. Disease resistant.
Species: Pisum sativum
Difficulty: easy to grow
Sun: full sun
Sowing Method: direct seed only
Planting: spring/summer/ planted
Frost Tolerance: light frost tolerance
Qualities: steam, stir-fry
Peas are a very nutritious legume which grow in two forms: garden, shell or English peas, which are removed from the fibrous, inedible pod and cooked; and two forms of edible pod peas; the snow pea, which is only tender before the peas develop, and snap peas which are eaten after the pods have fully developed. Snow peas are well known in Chinese and other Asian cuisine and are delicious raw in salads. Snap peas are a taste treat right off the vine, or as an addition to stir-frys. Garden peas are sweet and delicious in salads, soups, and alone as a tasty side dish. All peas freeze well for storage. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, B6, thiamine, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, and zinc.
Growing: Garden peas (edible pod) and English Peas (aka shell peas) are frost tolerant, cool weather, crops that are planted early spring and late summer in full sun. Most garden peas are more productive and all are easier to harvest if given a fence or trellis to climb, but all will produce untrellised. Innoculant will help germination and greatly increase the amount of nitrogen that is released into soil by the peas' roots. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep with 2" between seeds. in rows 18" apart. Soil Temp: 50-75?F. Days to Emergence: 6-14. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: Don't thin. Seeds/Oz: 110. Seed Wt./100' Row: 8oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 20lbs. Days to Harvest: 50-75. Seed Viability: 4-6 years. Companions: Bean, Carrot, Celery, Chicory, Corn, Radish, Turnip.