Seeds - Pea (Snap), Sugar Snap OG (F)
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Description: Sweet and juicy, crisp and prolific, easy to grow and a joy to eat! Sugar snaps are the timeless classic, the perennial favorite and we agree, homegrown goodness just doesn’t get any better than this.
Organic Sugar Snap Pea is a full-size, 5-foot variety and here’s how to enjoy snap peas for 6 weeks straight: sow both compact and full-size peas on the same date, in early spring, once the snow melts. The compact varieties flower and fruit many weeks before the full-size varieties do, their production waning just as the full-size peas come on. It’s a simple strategy, brilliant and delicious!
Pack Size: ~ 50 seeds
Latin Name: Pisum sativum
Alternative Names: Snap peas
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 61 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Vine (up to 5’)
Flower Color: White
Flowering Time: June - July
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 9 - 15 days at 15 - 18°C.
Sowing: Indoors: For windowsill peas, sow March to April. Apply Sea Magic from first watering. Fertilize regularly with an all-purpose organic fertilizer.
Outdoors: Sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked. Ideal soil temperature is 15º C.
Seed Depth: 1 - 2”.
Seed Spacing: Sow seeds 1” to 1 1/2” apart in rows 8 - 12” apart. No need for thinning as pea plants like to be crowded.
Growing in Containers: Not well-suited for containers due to height, but work well in raised beds.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.
Vegetable Companions: Beans, Carrot, Chives, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Parsley, Radish, Spinach, Tomato, Turnip, Strawberry, Sweet Pepper, Turnips
Flowering Companions: Marigold, Pansy, Petunia, Sweet Alyssum, and Calendula
Notes: There are three types of peas - shell, snow and snap. Shell peas, like the name suggests, are shelled prior to eating. Snow peas have tender, sweet pods which are harvested when the peas are still small. Snap peas have succulent pods and are harvested and eaten whole once the peas have become plump.
Note: Peas require a trellis or netting.
Suitability for indoors: Dwarf varieties may be grown in the windowsill in spring.