Pea - Sugar Snap Vine (Snap Peas) (Seeds)
An edible podded pea with a flavour and texture that tastes as terrific raw as it does cooked! This AAS ‘All-Time Winner’ has round pods with thick walls that snap like a snap bean when bent. The 120-180 cm (4′-6′) high vines are best supported on a trellis or fence – which just makes the pods all the easier to eat straight from the vine.
How to Grow
1-3 seed/gram. Peas are a cool weather crop and can be sown from early April through to mid- May when the soil temperature is between 10-16 C (50-60 F). Fall crops are possible in hardiness zones 6 & 7. Sow in double rows spaced 25 cm (10″) with the seed 6.5 cm (2.5″) apart within the row and 1.25-2.5 cm (1/2-1″) deep. Space each set of double rows 75 cm (2.5′) apart. Peas can also be sown in blocks 120 cm (48″) square with the seeds spaced 6.5 cm (2.5″) apart within the block. Sow successive crops 10-14 days apart for extended harvests. Keep the soil evenly moist during the germination period or emergence will be spotty. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizers. Once flowering starts, it is important to keep the plants well watered to produce a good harvest. As the pods mature, pick daily to enjoy their peak flavour and to encourage more pods to form. Careful cultivation between rows is recommended to increase harvest yield. Removing clover and other non-crop legumes from the vicinity of the pea crop will reduce pest problems.