Sugar Snap Peas have tender-crisp outer pods with very sweet flavorful peas inside. They are a cross between snow peas and garden peas and are meant to be eaten pod and all. Peas can be grown in frost-hardy and cold climates and are rich in protein content. Eating the crisp snap peas straight from the garden is one of the great joys of vegetable gardening.
Sugar Snap Pea seeds can be planted directly into the garden.
Sow seed directly into the garden soil in spring after the last frost date. They can also be planted again in late summer for a fall harvest.
Plant seeds 1” deep and 8” apart. Soak the seed overnight to enhance germination. They should come up in 5-10 days depending on the soil temperature and grow quickly in cool weather.
Sugar snap pea is a vining plant and will easily grow up trellises. When you provide support for the 5' vines it will save space and make for easier harvesting.
Peas love cool weather. In fact, they thrive in it, so allow them to have shade for half of the day. Keep their shallow roots cool with a few inches of mulch.
Mulch helps to keep the soil temperatures regulated, and conserves moisture as well. Snap peas have delicate root systems that don’t reach very deep beneath the surface of the soil, so be careful when weeding around your plants.
It's important to regularly pick the young pods because as long as the plant is not overloaded, it will continue to produce blooms that will develop into more pea pods.
Each packet contains 25 Organic Sugar Snap Pea seeds. Pisum sativum. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, Non-GMO. Begin harvesting in 65 days. $3.00
This packet plants a 12' row with 25 plants.
Sugar snap pea leaves and shoots are edible.
The leaves and mature shoots are edible and can add crunch and a hint of pea flavor to sandwiches and when mixed with other salad greens. Young pea shoots are popular as edible sprouts.
Snap pea pods add a unique flavor, texture, and visual appeal to many dishes. Keep in mind, snap peas require “stringing” – the removal of a thread-like membrane that runs the length of the pod. Simply snap or cut the tip to start and pull off the string from there. This variety is very productive and easy to grow.